Chicken 65

chicken 65

Chicken 65 is a popular dish of South India. Boneless or bone in chicken pieces are marinated in flavorful and spicy marinade and then deep fried. This is then added to a sauce, prepared with chilli sauce, green chilli, garlic, ginger and curry leaves makes the dish so special and divine.

Chicken 65 is a simple dish, great as a snack or as a starter. Here is the recipe of chicken 65. Enjoy the spicy and deep fried chicken delicacy.

Chicken 65 Recipe


  • 500 grams Chicken, (cut into small bite size)
  • 1 tsp. Ginger Garlic paste
  • 3 tsp. Red Chilli Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • Salt- to taste
  • ¼ tsp. Cumin Powder
  • 3 tsp. Corn Flour
  • 1 tsp. Rice Flour
  • 1 Egg Beaten
  • ½ tsp. Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Lemon juice
  • Red food color Optional
  • Oil as Required for deep Fry
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 6 Green Chillies Sliced
  • 1 tsp. Ginger Chopped
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Chopped
  • ½ tsp. Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Red Chilli Sauce


  1. In a freezer bag add chicken pieces, salt, lemon juice, ginger garlic paste, cumin powder, garam masala powder and red chilli powder.
  2. Mix well to coat the masala evenly on the pieces and fridge it for 1 or 2 hours.
  3. In a bowl beat together corn flour, rice flour and egg.
  4. Remove marinated chicken from fridge and add it to the corn flour mixture.
  5. Let the chicken pieces coat well in the flour mixture.
  6. Heat oil in a deep pan.
  7. Fry the chicken pieces till crisp. Do not over crowed, there should be space between the pieces.
  8. Remove them from oil and keep it aside.
  9. In a pan heat 2 tbsps. oil add mustard seeds and crackle.
  10. Now add fresh curry leaves and green chilies, chopped ginger and garlic, chilli sauce, salt and mix well.
  11. Add fried chicken cubes mix well to get coated with the sauce.
  12. Now our Chicken 65 ready to serve.



5 Comments Add yours

  1. Recipe is amazing… but why it is 65?

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    1. Aaha!! Well! there are few stories about the origin of this dish and its name, but I am not sure… Wikipedia says “Chicken 65 was a dish introduced in 1965 at the Buhari Hotel restaurant” and so its name….

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      1. Hahaha.. great.. 😀

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