Chicken 65 (Hot and Spicy Chicken)

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Total Time:
40 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

Chicken 65 is a famous appetiser or starter recipe from Tamil Nadu. It can also be served as a side-dish, that goes great with rice and sambar. To reduce heat in the recipe, just substitute half of chilli powder with shimla mirch powder. 

This finger-licking Chicken 65 is quite easy to make. The marinated chicken pieces are deep-fried and further stir-fried with the spicy masala ingredients. The irresistible aroma invites us right away! 

This Spicy Chicken 65 is a star dish of the weekend menu.

Take a look at more Starter Recipes. You may also want to try Deep Fried Spring Chicken, Smoked Pomfret, Lehsuni Paneer Tikka, Chicken Drumsticks with Indian Masala

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  • 1 kg. Chicken (boneless, skinless thighs)
  • 2 tsps. Corn Flour
  • 2 tsps. All Purpose Flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 tsps. ginger (paste)
  • 1.5 tsps. garlic (paste)
  • 2 tsps. red chilies (powder)
  • 12 green chilies
  • 2 cups yoghurt
  • 1 tsp. All spice powder (cloves, cinnamon, cardamom)
  • 4 drops Food Color (Red)
  • Onion for garnishing
  • 3 tsps. lime juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable Oil for frying

How to Make Chicken 65 (Hot and Spicy Chicken)

  • Mix corn flour, all purpose flour, egg, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder and salt to thick batter. Add water if required.
  • Add chicken pieces to the batter and marinate for an hour.
  • Deep fry the marinated chicken pieces till they turn golden.
  • Heat 4 tsp oil in a sauce pan and add slit chillies, yogurt, garam masala, red color, little salt and the fried chicken pieces.
  • Fry for 4-5 minutes and remove from heat.
  • Add lime juice, mix well and garnish with onions.