chicken 65 recipe

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Garnished chicken 65 for chicken 65 recipe

Chicken 65 recipe with step by step instructions and a video

You can make this easy chicken 65 recipe at home like restaurant style. We will learn how to make chicken 65 gravy recipe , chicken 65 dry and a keto friendly chicken 65 recipe.
What is chicken 65 
Chicken 65 is a spicy deep fried chicken dish from southern part of India.
Boneless chicken cubes are marinated in a yogurt based marination with red chilli powder, ground coriander, black pepper powder, curry leaves, ginger garlic paste and salt.
And then mix with beaten egg and flour and deep fried. It can be served as a dry preparation seasoning with garlic , curry leaves and black pepper or as a gravy ( saucy) seasoning and tossing with yoghurt red chilli powder mixture, curry leaves , cumin seeds, mustard seeds and Kashmiri chilly whole.

Steps to make the recipe

1. Cut the chicken pieces into small bite size pieces and mix with ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, ground coriander, black pepper powder,  chopped curry leaves, 1/2 tablespoon yoghurt or vinegar, 1 egg and flour( corn or rice)
2. Give everything a fine mix  and let to marinate for 45 minutes.
Chicken in marination for chicken 65 recipe

3. Mix one teaspoon red chilli powder,salt and pepper with the half cup of yogurt very finely and set aside for later use.
Mixing red chilli powder, salt, pepper in yogurt for chicken 65 recipe

4. Heat oil in a deep vessel utensil or kadai over medium heat flame and fry the marinated chicken pieces till crisp golden.
Remove them in absorbent paper to remove any excess oil.

Deep frying chicken for chicken 65 recipe

5. Take a pan and heat oil or ghee in medium flame. Then add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Saute till mustard seeds cracks. Add the dried red chilly and then ginger garlic paste and further saute till the raw smell of ginger garlic paste goes off.
Tossing cumin, mustard seed curry leaves ginger garlic paste and dry red chilli for chicken 65 recipe

6. Now add the fried chicken pieces and tossed well . Then pour the yogurt chilli mixture into the chicken mixture.
Chicken pieces with yoghurt Chilli mixture on pan for chicken 65 recipe

7. Increase the gas flame and saute everything in high flame for 2-3 minutes. When the chicken pieces become dry and coated well with all the ingredients , switch off the flame and remove in a serving plate. Garnish and serve hot the chicken 65.
Cooking chicken 65 in pan for chicken 65 recipe

Serving garnished chicken 65

 Keto chicken 65 

To make the keto chicken 65 we need to replace the flour with either coconut powder, almond powder or Psyllium Husk to coat the chicken pieces.
Psyllium Husk is better compare with coconut or almond powder. It gives the perfect crisp texture.

Ingredients are same for keto chicken 65 recipe expect the flour. In place of that we are using Psyllium Husk.
In place of ginger garlic paste you can use grated ginger and garlic powder. And instead of red chilli powder , use paprika.

In a mixing bowl, mix red chilli powder( paprika) , ground coriander, chopped curry leaves, ginger garlic paste, black pepper powder, salt and yogurt with the chicken pieces. Then add a egg and psyllium Husk. Give them a fine mix and rest for 45 minutes to marinate.

Mix red chilli powder with 1/2 cup of yogurt and set to use later in next step. Now heat oil in a kadai or deep vessel pan and deep fry the chicken in two batches till crisp golden. Remove on a absorbent paper.

For tossing the fried chicken with yoghurt Chilli mixture, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan . Add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves. When the mustard seed start to crack add ginger garlic paste and further saute. Then pour the yogurt chilli mixture.

Now add the fried Chicken pieces and tossed well with everything. When it become dry , remove and serve.
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Dry chicken 65 
To make chicken 65 dry and crisp we need to avoid tossing with yoghurt Chilli mixture.

(1)  1 teaspoon chopped garlic
(2)   2- 3 green chili (slits)
(3)  1 teaspoon curry leaves
(4)  pinch of black pepper powder

Fry the chicken pieces crisp golden by above mentioned method. Then heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan and fry chopped garlic , curry leaves and slits green chili for 30 seconds.
Add the fried chicken pieces and toss well to coat .Sprinkle some black pepper powder and remove and serve the dry chicken 65.
Is chicken 65 good for health?
Eating chicken is obviously good for health as it has numerous nutritions and health benefits. In chicken 65 we get curry leaves as well.
Curry leaves  has been used in medicine from incident times in Aurveda in India. Overall chicken 65 is good for health. Benefits are as below.
(1)  Rich source of protein
(2)  Good for heart
(3)  Rich in Niacin
(4)  Good source of Selenium
(5)  Help in metabolism
(6)  Rich in phosphorus

Invention of chicken 65.( What is 65 in chicken 65)
There are many theories regarding its origin rumouring around. The most popular one suggest that in Chennai there was a gentleman named  A M Buhari  invented and  introduced this in 1965 in his hotel Buhari.
Other suggest that it was served in an Army canteen in South India and  was item no 65 on menu card.
The Army people didn't know local language and while ordering called it chicken 65.
Some  suggest that it took 65 days to perfect the dish and also 65 varieties chill used to make it.
Different versions of chicken 65
In southern part of India you get different types of chicken 65 in different region.
In Andhra Pradesh,  Andhra chicken 65 has its own style which is dry and extremely spicy . And the chicken pieces are cooked not deep fried.
In Karnataka chicken 65 is garnished with freshly grated coconut.
The Tamil Nadu version is similar to that of  Kerala's and known as Kori sukka.
Is chicken 65 a Chinese dish?
No chicken 65 is not a Chinese dish . It a traditional dish of South Indian cuisines. Originally chicken 65 was invented in Chennai, India.
You may get a preparation of chicken 65 in Chinese style at some restaurants but it a traditional Indian food.
What is difference between Chilli chicken and chicken 65?
Chilli chicken is a Indo Chinese dish made by tossing fried chicken in red chilli sauce, soya sauce, ginger, garlic . Cubes of capsicum, onion , spring onions are also used.
Whereas in chicken 65 there is no use of any Chilli sauce or soya sauce. Cubes of onion , capsicum and spring onions are not used.
Chicken 65 is made using traditional Indian ingredients.
You can read the full recipe of Chilli chicken to know more about the differences between them.
If you love the recipe of chicken 65 then I am sure you would love the recipe of Chicken lollipop gravy recipe as well.

                  Chicken 65 recipe

Serving chicken 65 for chicken 65 recipe

Chicken 65 is a spicy deep fried chicken dish from southern part of India. Deep fried chicken pieces are tossed in a yogurt based spices with curry leaves, mustard seeds and dry red chilly. It can be prepared as chicken 65 dry, chicken 65 gravy and keto chicken 65.

Prep time        cooking time          serving
20 min              8 min                              2
Author :- Mobasir hassan

For marinating 

   • 200 gm chicken leg boneless

   • 2 teaspoon red chilli powder

   • 1 teaspoon ground Coriander (dhaniya

   • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder

   • 1 teaspoon chopped curry leaves

   • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

   • 1 teaspoon yoghurt or vinegar

   • 1 Egg

   • 1/2 cup corn flour or rice flour

   • 1/2 teaspoon salt or as per taste

   • oil for deep frying

For stir fry

   • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

   • 1/2  mustard seeds

   • 1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

   • 8-10 curry leaves

   • 2-3  Dried red chilly

   • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder

   • 1/2 cup yogurt ( curd)

   • 2 teaspoon cooking oil or ghee

   • pinch of sugar ( optional)

For chicken 65 dry

   • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic

   • 2 - 3 slits green chili

   • 6 - 8 curry leaves

   • small pinch of black pepper powder 

For keto chicken 65

   • 1/2 cup Psyllium Husk

   • 1/2 grated ginger

   • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

   • 1 teaspoon paprika

   How to make the recipe

  1. First cut the chicken pieces into small bite size pieces and mix with ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, black pepper powder, coriander powder curry leaves, yoghurt, egg and corn flour.
  2. Mix nicely so that chicken pieces coat well with the marination. Let them marinate for 45 minutes.
  3. Whisk half cup of the yogurt with 1 teaspoon red chilli powder, small pinch salt and pepper. Keep aside to use later.  
  4. Heat oil in a deep vessel pan or kadai in medium flame and when hot fry the marinated chicken pieces till crisp. You can fry them in two batches.
  5. Remove them in a napkin to absorb any excess oil. 
Making  Chicken 65 gravy (saucy)
  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil and add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  2. Fry them till the mustard seeds cracks.
  3. Now add the dried red chilly and ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell of ginger garlic goes off.  
  4. Now add the fried chicken pieces and mix well with the masalas.
  5. Pour the whisked spiced yoghurt into the chicken pieces. 
  6. Increase the gas flame and stir fry them for 2 - 3 minutes or till the chicken pieces get well coated with the yoghurt marination.
  7. When the yoghurt mixture dried and the chicken pieces become saucy switch off the flame and remove.
  8. Garnish and serve saucy Chicken 65 or chicken 65 gravy.  
Making chicken 65 dry
  1. Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a pan or wok and fry the chopped garlic, slits green chili and curry leaves for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the fried chicken pieces and mix well to coat evenly with them.
  3. Sprinkle the black pepper powder into the chicken pieces and remove.
  4. Serve chicken 65 dry hot.
    Making keto chicken 65
  1. Mix the chicken pieces with grated ginger, garlic powder, red chilli powder ( paprika), ground coriander, curry leaves, black pepper powder, beaten egg and Psyllium Husk.
  2. Coat them evenly and keep marinated for 45 minutes.
  3. Heat oil and deep fry them till crisp golden.
  4. You can serve it now as a dry keto chicken 65. Or stir fry with spiced yoghurt to make saucy keto chicken 65

     Chicken 65 video recipe

       Nutritional value
       serving size = 1 plate
  • Calorie :- 436
  • Fats :- 14 g
  • Protein :- 53 g
  • Carbohydrate :- 22 g
                        Recipe notes 
• In this recipe I have used Corn flour. You can use Rice flour as well. Corn flour makes the chicken pieces more crisp.
• Or you can avoid to use corn flour and rice flour  to fry the chicken pieces. Egg coating is sufficient to all the ingredients.
• In place of dry red chilli slits green chili can be used.
• Don't use sour yogurt in the recipe. If it is sour then balance it with adding a pinch of sugar

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