Monday, January 12, 2009


Chicken 65 is a spicy, deep fried chicken dish popular in South India.There are different stories behind its name, whatever the story be, its the taste which has made this dish an all time favourite.It can be prepared using chicken on or off the bone.Here the chicken pieces are marinated in a mixture of spices, onions and curry leaves.The flavor of curry leaves is imparted into the chicken and this makes it unique and very tasty.In restaurants,usually the color is added to make it look red.Here i havent used any color. Vegetarians can prepare the same using cauliflower or potatoes.


Chicken breasts - 1 large (bone in or boneless),cut to bite size pieces
oil to deep fry

For Marination:-

Onion - 1/4 cup , diced
Fresh Ginger- 1 tsp
Fresh garlic - 1 tsp
red chilli pdr - 1 1/2 tsp
coriander pdr - 2 tsp
garam masala - 1 tsp
curry leaves - of 1 or 2 sprigs, chopped
curd - 2-3 tbsp
lemon juice - 2 tsp
rice pdr - 3-4 tbsp + more if reqd.(just enough to coat the chicken and a give a crispy crust)
coriander leaves - a small bunch,chopped
green chillies - 3-4 nos,diced
salt to taste


In a bowl combine all the ingredients for the marination.Add the chicken to it and mix it well.Let it marinate for atleast 4 hrs, overnight is even better.

Heat oil in a kadai or deep sauce pan.Fry the chicken on medium heat until it turns golden brown.Serve hot with lemon wedges and sliced onions.


Asha said...

YUMMO YUMMO!!! I was about to log off 'cause it's dinner time. My eyes popped out seeing this, had to comment. Good one Ranji, I have got to make it next Sunday. Thanks! :))

Cham said...

I use corn flour it makes crispy and stay too. I ve made long back, gal u tempt me to make soon!

Happy cook said...

Yummy yummy crunchy delicious.

shaikh said...

it is nice recipe with simple method. otherwise i generally do in different way. i generelly deep fry the chicken with marnation and then tempered with curry leaves and curd and other spice. topped with sesame seeds.

anudivya said...

I am having wild ideas about a Tofu 65 at the moment... :)

Suma Rajesh said... looks delicious ranji..nice presentation..

Anonymous said...

This looks absolutely delicious!Yummy!

Roopa said...

Wow Ranji, that looks awesome! mmmm, i wish I could start eating them , you are tempting me :(

meeso said...

Looks so good, I love it!