24 September 2011

Chicken 65

The famous Chicken 65 is a quick and spicy chicken fry. The story behind this name are many and fun to read. All claiming the right to the name. But the only thing that matters to us foodies is the recipe behind it and that it is one of the best starters in a party (Non-Veg category).

The secret behind this snack is the spices and the marination. The chicken is marinated in spices and flavoured with curry leaves. I usually don't make much of fried stuff but once in a way I love to see my kids come running to me to take their share without me running behind them. :)

Chicken - 1 kg
Lime - 1 big
Eggs - 2
Turmeric - 3/4 tsp
Ginger paste - 2 tbsp
Garlic paste - 2 tbsp
Kashmiri Chilly powder - 1 1/2 tbsp
Garam masala - 1 1/2 tsp
Gram Flour - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs (finely chopped)
Red food colour - a pinch (optional)
Salt - to taste
Oil - for deep frying

Chop the chicken into small pieces.
Marinate it with all the ingredients for minimum 1 hour. The more time the better.
Deep fry and transfer it to a strainer/plate lined with kitchen tissue.
Serve hot with lemon wedges and onion.

Use only small pieces. It gives best results.
After cleaning the chicken drain the water well. If possible transfer it to kitchen towel and then use. There will be lot of water in the chicken and this may make the marination watery.
In case you are marinating the day before marinate only with ginger, garlic, chilly powder and salt. The rest of the ingredients can be added just before frying.
After mixing all the ingredients if you feel it is too watery add a bit more gram flour.


  1. wow, thats so simple! i thought there might be yogurt in the marinade mix.. never made this dish myself, just ideas that i have..

  2. Yayyyy!! Finally i see a non veg dish...im in LOVE with ur pics Rinku...awesome!! Makes me want to prepare this right away!!

  3. Thanks friends for the quick response.
    @ Ria Great to see u back dear..

  4. entammoooooo adipoli..kothi control cheyyan patunilla...

  5. Lovely recipe n awesome clicks..I always love this chicken recipe very much!!

  6. Chicken 65 looks delicious... great clicks..

  7. Looks soo good! I wanna eat it off the screen. no jokes :)

  8. perfect chicken 65!my kid like it very much....beautiful click!

  9. wow..thats a lovely treat to the eyes..drooling

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  11. Hi Rinku :) this is awesome and i cant take eyes off the pics.. super yummy!!!

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  12. Looks so tempting,pass me that bowl pls :)

  13. Omg, feel like finishing that irresistible chicken 65..makes me drool..

  14. I would take this chicken 365 days a year! Wow, it looks so juicy and perfectly cooked. I am drooling

  15. That has come out soo perfect... am drooling here..

  16. mouthwatering chicken, wonderful recipe and stunning clicks..

  17. Chciken 65 looks awesome and so inviting..

  18. Oh.. mouth watering... looks great

  19. wow,,jus made a similar one but with little saucy kind...chicken 65 looks delicious...

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  21. wow too tempting,luks delicious...


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