Deep fry for a few minutes 1 kg chicken and sprinkle pepper powder on the pieces. Remove from pan.
In the balance oil, add 1 crushed/ powdered star anise, 1-2 red chillies and lots of pepper powder.
Saute onions, ginger garlic paste, salt.
Add the fried chicken pieces and cook on medium flame until the chicken gets cooked.
Add 2 tbsp soya sauce, 2 tbsp tomato sauce, 1 tbsp vinegar
Separately mix 1 tbsp cornflour with water enough to make gravy and add to the pan.
Boil until you get the desired consistency and quantity of the gravy. Sprinkle a pinch of MSG and turn off the gas
You may add spring onions, coriander leaves, dried chives etc for decoration and zing.
Can replace chicken with paneer. Need not fry paneer though.