Chicken 65 Recipe | Hyderabadi Chicken 65 Recipe | How to Make Restaurant Style Chicken 65

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chicken 65 recipe with step by step pictures | hyderabadi chicken 65 recipe – a South Indian restaurant style boneless chicken starter recipe

Chicken 65 has always intrigued the foodies across the country due to it’s unique name. There are many stories about the origin of chicken 65 recipe try to explain the reason behind the choice of name. One being that the owner of the Buhari Hotel, Chennai introduced this delicious chicken starter to his customers in the year 1965. Other popular tale says that 65 chilies for per kilogram of chicken are used while preparing this dish, hence the name. Whatever the truth might be, chicken 65 is going to be as glorious as it has always been. Today I am sharing the restaurant-style chicken 65 recipe (चिकन 65 रेसिपी).

The hyderabadi chicken 65 recipe consists of chicken that has been fried using flour and yogurt batter. It is then stir-fried in a sauce that has both Indo-Chinese and Indian flavors. The sauce is hot to taste and fragrant from the curry leaves. This is a dry chicken 65 recipe that you get as an appetizer in restaurants, meaning there us just enough sauce to coat the fried chicken pieces.

The chicken 65 masala has a tempering of cumin and red chilies. Besides,the garnish of fried cashews brings in an excellent nuttiness and crunch.

variations of chicken 65 recipe

There are different variations of the chicken 65 recipe. Some recipes use egg in making the batter for frying the chicken. In that case, the chicken 65 tastes good only when served hot and fresh. That’s because the egg in the batter makes the chicken go soggy after some time. Also, the taste of the dish changes and there is a prominent unpleasant smell of egg to it. The vendors make street style chicken 65 recipe using egg in the batter. You can use egg if you planning to serving chicken 65 immediately.

Like I said, I have used curd in the batter for frying the chicken. The chicken remains crisp and there is no unpleasant smell even if it cools down. The chicken 65 continues to taste amazing even after a few hours.

The chicken 65 recipe is very simple and the ingredients are those that are ever present in your kitchen. Let’s see how to make restaurant style chicken 65.

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how to make restaurant style chicken 65

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Chicken 65 Recipe | How to Make Restaurant Style Chicken 65
 
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Hyderabadi hicken 65 recipe is a delicious South Indian chicken appetizer. It has fried chicken tossed in a hot and fragrant sauce tempered with curry leaves and cumin, garnished with fried cashews.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
For Making the Chicken
  • Boneless chicken - 500 grams, cut into 1-inch pieces (Check the method for brining here)
  • All-purpose flour/Maida - 2 tbsp
  • Cornstarch - ¼ cup
  • Yogurt - 6 tbsp, whisked
  • Ginger-garlic - 1 tbsp, finely crushed or ground
  • Salt - a pinch or two
  • Black pepper - ½ tsp, freshly cracked
  • Oil - 1 tbsp + for deep-frying
For Making the Chicken 65 Masala
  • Oil - 1 & ½ tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Whole dried red chilies - 4, cut into pieces
  • Curry leaves - 15 leaves
  • Green chilies - 6, slit
  • Schezwan sauce - 3 tbsp (recipe here)
  • Ketchup - 1 tbsp
  • GInger - 1-inch piece, grated
  • Garlic - 2 tbsp, minced
  • Onion - ½ cup, diced
  • Capsicum - ½ cup, diced
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • MSG/Ajinomoto - 1 tsp
  • Cashews - 15, halved, fried to golden
Instructions
  1. To make dry chicken 65, start off by marinating the chicken with yogurt, ginger-garlic, black pepper, and oil. If you are not using brined chicken, add salt too.
  2. Mix well. Let the chicken rest in the fridge for an hour.
  3. After the chicken has rested, add the maida/all-purpose flour and cornstarch. Mix well.
  4. Heat enough oil in a skillet. Carefully drop the chicken pieces in the hot oil and fry them until golden and crunchy.
  5. Take the fried chicken out on the plate lined with paper towel. Fry the remaining chicken as well.
  6. Now to prepare the chicken 65 masala, heat 1 & ½ tbsp oil in a wok or skillet. Add cumin and let it sizzle. Then add red chilies and torn curry leaves. Saute until the curry leaves are crunchy and fragrant.
  7. Add the green chilies, ginger, and garlic. Saute for a minute on high flame stirring it often. Do not let the color of the garlic change.
  8. Next, toss in the onions and capsicum. Saute until the capsicum is tender but still has its crunch.
  9. Add salt, MSG/Ajinomoto, ketchup, and schezwan sauce. Give it a quick mix.
  10. Add the fried chicken pieces to the masala and toss well.
  11. Garnish the chicken with coriander leaves and cashews. Give it a final mix.
  12. Hyderabadi chicken 65 recipe is ready. Serve hot. Enjoy!

hyderabadi chicken 65 recipe with step by step pictures Below


Step 1

Gather the ingredients to prepare the chicken for making Chicken 65 recipe.

chicken 65 recipe ingredients


Step 2

Start off by marinating the 500 grams of boneless chicken (1-inch pieces) with 6 tbsp yogurt, 1 tbsp of freshly crushed/ground ginger-garlic, 1/1 tsp cracked black pepper, and 1 tbsp oil. If you are not using brined chicken, add salt too. To see how to brine boneless chicken, please click here.

making chicken 65 recipe


Step 3

Mix well. Let the chicken rest in the fridge for an hour.

chicken 65 recipe marinade


Step 4

After the chicken has rested, add 2 tbsp maida/all-purpose flour and 1/4 cup cornstarch.

chicken 65 recipe batter


Step 5

Mix well.

making chicken 65 fry


Step 6

Heat enough oil in a skillet. Carefully drop the chicken pieces in the hot oil.

chicken 65 fry


Step 7

Fry the chicken until it’s golden, crunchy and cooked through.

making chicken 65 fry


Step 8

Take the fried chicken out on the plate lined with paper towel. Fry the remaining chicken as well.

fried chicken for chicken 65 recipe


Step 9

Gather the ingredients for making the chicken 65 masala or the sauce.

chicken 65 how to make


Step 10

Heat 1 & 1/2 tbsp oil in a wok or skillet. Add 1 tsp cumin and let it sizzle. Then add 4 red chilies cut up into small pieces and 15 curry leaves. Tear the curry leaves just before adding them in. Saute until the curry leaves are crunchy and fragrant.

chicken 65 masala


Step 11

Add 6 green chilies split lengthwise, 1-inch piece of ginger grated, and 2 tbsp minced garlic. Saute for a minute on high flame stirring it often. Do not let the color of the garlic change.

chicken 65 fry


Step 12

Next, toss in 1/2 cup diced onions and 1/2 cup diced capsicum. Saute until the capsicum is tender but still has its crunch.

chicken 65 preparation


Step 13

Add salt to taste, 1 tsp MSG/Ajinomoto, 1 tbsp ketchup, and 3 tbsp schezwan sauce. Give it a quick mix.

chicken 65 origin


Step 14

Chicken 65 masala is ready.

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Step 15

Add the fried chicken pieces to the masala and toss well.

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Step 16

Garnish the chicken with 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves and 15 cashews that have been halved and fried. Give it a final mix.

chicken 65 dry recipe


Step 17

Hyderabadi chicken 65 recipe is ready.

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Step 18

Serve hot. Enjoy!

hyderabadi chicken 65 recipe

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    jyoti pradhan
    January 17, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    wow monica!10 out of 10… just delicious!

    • Reply
      Monica
      January 17, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you, Jyoti! 🙂

  • Reply
    vaibhavi gulati
    February 22, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    hi monica..i made a big batch of your chicken 65 for a potluck ..like with 1.5 kilo chicken..n it was sooo yummy n juicy.. i didnt know abt bringing..i tried it for the first time n it works..my relatives loved the dish

  • Reply
    Janani S
    March 5, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    mouthwatering..must try

    • Reply
      Monica
      March 10, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      Thank you. 🙂 Do share your experience once you try it.

  • Reply
    faiza sayyed
    March 27, 2018 at 10:50 am

    awesome..so yummy,..wow recipi

  • Reply
    dipaneeta
    May 6, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    beautiful presentation..yummy chicken 65

    • Reply
      Monica
      May 9, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      Thank you

  • Reply
    Shreya Prabhu
    May 13, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    A simple and easy to cook recipe. My family liked it very much. Thank you 🙂

    • Reply
      Monica
      May 16, 2018 at 9:59 am

      Thank you Shreya

  • Reply
    sarita ramesh
    July 9, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    this is the best chicken 65 recipe that i have had in a long time.

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