Mix the tomato sauce, yogurt and water and set aside.
Blend the garlic, ginger and water until smooth.
Brown the chicken pieces in the oil Remove the chicken from skillet and lower heat.
Add the cinnamon stick, bay leaves, cardamom and pepper. Stir for 30 seconds.
Add the garlic and ginger paste and the turmeric, stir for 1 min.
Add tomato mixture, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Stir.
Add chicken, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, turning chicken a few times