Thursday, 16 January 2014

Chicken 65

Hello people,

I am so excited to do my 1st blog post in this new country!. Most of you already know that I have relocated to Texas Austin. Its been close to 3 weeks in this new country & I have slowly started liking this place. Currently we are still staying in the hotel & fortunately we have a well equipped kitchen. The first 1 week we eat from outside almost everyday. I was so fed up with Pizzas, Tortillas that I decided to cook our normal Indian food. I definitely love the Mexican food here & I have been feasting on all the fatty food. Very soon I need to start hitting the gym:)

Along with us my hubby`s friend (colleague) also has moved to Austin. Since we are put up in the same hotel, I get to meet his wife everyday & its a great time pass. She was at my place last week & I had made chicken 65 for lunch. She loved it & was asking for the recipe, that`s when I realized that this recipe is still not up in my blog. Chicken 65 is one of India's famous appetizers. It is also a street food that is available all over India.  I make this dish quite often at home as its very easy to make. I mostly make it when I have guest at home & also when I have cravings to have fried chicken:). This dish tastes superb when its made fresh & had hot. This is a very good party appetizer & it definitely be a big hit.So finally here is my chicken 65 recipe. Well there might be many versions of this on Google, but this is one of the easiest & tastiest one that I make.

Serves: 5 people
Making time: 30 mins
Marination: (Optional)

  • 500 gms bones chicken cut into cubes
  • 8 Tbsp plain flour
  • 3 Tbsp corn flour
  • 1 Tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • 3 Tbsp light soya sauce
  • 1 Tbsp kashmiri chili powder (Paprika)
  • 1/2 Tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tspn Garam Masala powder
  • 1/4 Tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 Tspn chili powder to garnish
  • salt as per taste
  • 1/4 Tsp Red food color optional (I dint add color)
  • 2- 5 Tbsp water
  • Cooking oil for deep frying (Sunflower, vegetable or Canola oil)
  • 10- 15 curry leaves
  1. Make a semi thick batter with plain flour, corn flour & beaten egg.
  2. Add in all the Masala powder (chili powder, coriander, cumin, garam masala, turmeric powder) salt. lemon juice& salt to the batter & mix well. Add water if required to get the right consistency.
  3. Mix the chicken cubes in this batter & allow it to rest for about 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  4. Heat the oil in the heavy bottom pan, deep fry the chicken until golden brown on medium heat. Remove chicken & place it on a paper towel for excess oil to drain.
  5. Now in a Wok or a Pan add 2 tbson of oil, fry the ginger & garlic until light brown, Add the curry leaves, 1/4 tspn chili pwder, Soya Sauce, lemon juice & turn off the heat. Now mix in the hot fried chicken into this & give it a good toss. Serve it fresh & hot. 

  1. This time when I made chicken 65, I dint have corn flour nor plain flour. I added Pan cake flour instead & the result was very good too. You may wish to use Pan cake four too:)
  2. If you want it more spicy you can add more chili powder in the batter or also can add in chopped green chilies
  3. Always serve this fresh to enjoy the crispiness.


  1. I Majorca different version of it and I make veg 65.. I am going to try your recipe this time
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  2. I was the one to taste it over lunch :) and it definitely it was yummy...mmmm.....

    1. Thanks Kalpana:) it's ur turn to try them & feed me now:)

  3. I was the one to taste it over lunch :) and it definitely it was yummy...mmmm.....

  4. It looks super yumm and crispy... glad to know that u r able to cook food in the hotel u r staying...hope u settle down soon.

  5. Hope you settle down in your new home soon. I can't wait to see more of your recipes. This chicken dish is fabulously inviting and wonderfully pictured.

  6. You have no idea how much you have tempted me with those close up shots of the chicken 65. I am craving for it!

  7. Soo yummy chicken drooling on it........n nice to knw u and ur blog z so wonderful ..........feeling glad to follow u.....

  8. Hi Sharon...Hope you have settled in and I can see that you are already cooking in the hotel . Btw appetizing click!
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  9. Wow I really want some of this right now, looks amazing.


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