Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hyderabadi Chicken 65 Recipe | Andhra Style Chicken 65 | Spicy Chicken Appetizer Recipe

Hyderabadi Chicken 65
Andhra style Chicken 65 / Hyderabadi chicken 65 recipe with step by step photos. Chicken 65 is an popular appetizer chicken recipe, that is prepared using boneless chicken with nice spices blend. Hyderabadi Chicken 65 is little different from the regular version, where the deep fried chicken is sauteed with spicy yogurt sauce. Few weeks ago I happened to watch this recipe video on you tube in telugu language by a popular restaurant's chef and impressed with it. Then I remember about the chicken 65 which we had in one of the restaurant near my place, it was really different from regular chicken 65 and the chicken pieces were nicely coated with spice powders. I thought they used to saute in spices after deep frying the chicken and tried it that way as per my guess. But the result was not good and chicken pieces turned dry and the masala did not coated with the chicken. Then after seeing that video I came to know that they use yogurt. At first I hesitated to try with yogurt, then first time tried with small amount for chicken and to my surprise it turned out good and it tasted almost same like the one we had in restaurant. Then decided to share it on my blog too. If you haven't tried chicken 65 this way, please give it a try this weekend, I am sure you will love this spicy, juicy and flavorful chicken 65.

Andhra Chicken 65
Hyderabadi Chicken 65 Recipe
Prep Time :  30-40 minutes | Cook Time : 20 minutes + 8 minutes
Recipe Category : Appetizer/Sides
Serves   2 
To Marinate
  1. Boneless Chicken  300 gm
  2. Ginger Garlic Paste   1 tsp
  3. Green chilli paste   1/2 tsp
  4. Chilli Powder   1/2-1 tsp
  5. Garam Masala powder  1/2 tsp - 1 tsp
  6. Cumin Powder   1/4 tsp
  7. Fresh Ground pepper    to taste
  8. Salt   to taste
  9. Egg  1 no.
  10. Corn Flour   1 tsp
  11. Maida/All purpose Flour   1 tsp
Other Ingredients
  1. Oil   1/2 tbsp + to deep fry
  2. Fennel seeds   1/2 tsp
  3. Garlic   2 fat clove(finely chopped)
  4. Ginger   1/2 tsp(finely chopped)
  5. Green Chilli   5 no.(slit open or chopped)
  6. Chilli powder   1 and 1/2 tsp ( or add 3/4 tsp for medium hot)
  7. Kashmiri Chilli powder   1/2 tsp*
  8. Curry Masala Powder or chicken masala powder  3/4 -1 tsp
  9. salt   to taste
  10. Curry leaves   1 sprig
  11. Cilantro   2-3 tbsp(finely chopped)
  12. Plain Yogurt|Curd   1/2 cup(beaten well)
  • In a mixing bowl, add chicken pieces and all other ingredients under "To Marinate" and mix everything well and keep aside for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • After that heat oil in a kadai, to deep fry chicken...when oil is hot deep fry the chicken pieces in medium heat till crisp and golden brown.
  • Once done, drain fried chicken in paper towel and keep aside.
  • Now heat 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan, when it is hot add fennel seeds, finely chopped ginger, garlic, green chilli, curry leaves and fry well.
  • And then turn the heat to low and add well beaten yogurt, immediately add chilli powder, curry masala powder, salt and stir well.
  • Once mixed add fried chicken pieces, and saute well.
  • Now again turn the heat to medium high and keep sauteing the chicken till the moisture dries up and chicke get coated well with the masala.
  • Finally add some finely chopped cilantro and turn off the heat.
  • That's it..Hyderabadi chicken 65 ready. Serve hot with lemon wedges and onion slices.
I ground, ginger 1" wide pieces, 5 garlic cloves 2 green chillies to a smooth paste and added to the marinade.
If you want you can add red food color but I did not add any color, the red chilli, kashmiri chilli and curry powder is enough to get nice appetizing color.
I used Nirav brand red chilli powder, Kashmiri chilli powder & Garam Masala powder. Compared to other brand Nirav brand chilli powders are dark and slightly hot.
Make sure you turn the heat to low before adding yogurt to avoid split.
Also beat the yogurt well before adding.
I wanted to share that recipe video link, unfortunately that video was not available now in you tube.

Hyderabadi Chicken 65

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  1. Really different chicken 65 sis.Never seen chicken after deep frying getting sauted in yogurt .Yummy as usual.

  2. Lovely clicks and presentation:) It's a delight to have numerous chicken recipes and this is one such:)
    Hope to see you sometime soon in my space:)

  3. oooooooooooooohhhh this has me drooooling now ..


  4. Just literally drooling here Sangeetha! Lovely clicks as usual.

  5. Nice to get the recipe. I feel like having some now. Its looking so marvellous.

  6. I tried it last saturday for a dinner party with some friends and it was a success!
    Everybody liked it and so did I.
    Thank you for the recipe!

  7. Very tasty chicken 65!!....loved it!!


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