Heat oil & once the oil is medium hot, drop the breaded chicken pieces one at a time and fry in batches, to not crowd the pan.
Keep stirring to fry uniformly for 4-5 mins and remove once golden brown and cooked through. Fry in batches if needed.
For the tempering, heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok/kadhai.
Add the chopped garlic, slit green chillies and the curry leaves. Mix and sauté on medium heat for around 30 secs.
Add the fried chicken pieces and give a mix and fry on medium heat for a minute.
Now add the 1/4 tsp pepper powder, mix and continue to fry on medium heat for another minute.
Serve hot as a starter.