250gms boneless chicken, cut into small cubes,
1/2 capsicum, chopped into cubes,
1 onion, chopped into big pieces,
1/2 cup or more cornflour,
2-3 dry red chillies, broken into 2-3 pieces each,
1 tsp soy sauce,
2 tsp honey,
2 tbsp tomato ketchup,
1 tbsp red chilli sauce,
1 tbsp vinegar,
Oil for deep frying,
Chopped sring onions for garnishing.
For Marinade –
Salt and black pepper to taste,
2 tsp red chilli powder,
1 tbsp cornflour,
In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients of marinade and marinate the chicken cubes for more than 1 hour in the refrigerator.
Heat oil in a kadhai/wok, dip each piece in cornflour to coat it well and deep fry at a medium flame till crisp. Drain and keep aside. In a pan, heat some oil (you can use the same oil used for frying the chicken) add broken red chillies, stir and remove from flame to avoid burning. Now add soy sauce and honey, mix thoroughly, add tomato ketchup, vinegar and chilli sauce. Return to the flame, saute on low flame for a minute. Then add onions, capsicum and fried chicken and stir fry to coat each piece with the sauce. Garnish with spring onions. Serve as starter.
If you want a gravy then add some water to the sauce before dropping the chicken pieces, some cornflour dissolved in water and boil it before adding the chicken. This could be served with steamed rice or noodles.