Delicious and spicy, perfect on cold rainy days! :)
Marinate the chicken cubes in the marinade ingredients for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
Heat oil for deep frying in a deep pan. Lower the flame, and add in the chicken pieces slowly. (Do not over crowd the pan). Fry for not more than 3 minutes. Do not over-fry, it will result in hard chicken. Remove and set aside to drain on kitchen towels.
Take another pan, add oil. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add in ginger, garlic, green chilies, curry leaves and fry for a minute. Next add black pepper powder, cumin powder, chili powder, and salt to taste. Then add chili garlic paste, chopped mint, chopped coriander leaves, garam masala and fry for about 1-2 minutes on medium flame.
Add little water (a few tbsps.) and cook for a minute on medium flame. Add red food color, mix well and throw in the fried chicken pieces. Mix them well so that the spices coat nicely. Add yoghurt and mix well to coat the chicken. Increase the flame to high and cook till the yoghurt is absorbed fully. Taste and adjust salt/spices. Turn off the heat.
You can garnish with sliced onions, salad etc. and serve hot. Goes well as a side dish for fried rice, fries etc.