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Sep 4, 2012

Chicken 65 / Indian Style Fried Chicken ~ Spicy n Juicy!

After a very long time I am posting a non-vegetarian recipe, and this is V's favorite chicken recipe. I started cooking/eating non-veg recipes only after my marriage and mostly I make Chicken Biryani or Chicken Curry and sometimes this chicken 65 for him. Initially I was not good at making chicken 65 & later learned myself to make a perfect crispy, spicy n juicy fried chicken from my faults. Then finally found the method of making perfect chicken 65. It mainly depends on the two factors, one is soaking time & the other is frying method. You should fry the chicken for long time. For this recipe, chicken should be marinated for more hours, at least 4-5 hours. And also you should fry the chicken in hot oil n cook in medium heat until it turns crisp n cooked.  I am happy now that I could make some good chicken recipes which tastes similar or sometimes even better that the restaurant recipes :) Ok now off to the recipe...
  1. skinless n boneless chicken     1/2 kg or 1 lb (i used chicken breast)
  2. Ginger Garlic Paste      1 tbsp
  3. Chili powder      1-2 tsp
  4. Garam Masala Powder      1 tsp
  5. Lime or lemon juice     from 1/2 lemon or lime
  6. Corn Flour      4 tbsp
  7. All Purpose Flour /Maida     1 tbsp
  8. Soy sauce     1 tsp (optional)
  9. Salt     to taste
  10. Red food color      a pinch (optional)
  11. Oil     to deep fry
To Serve / Garnishing
  1. Onion    1/2 of a medium onion thinly sliced 
  2. Lemon Wedges     8-10 pieces
  3. Freshly ground Pepper Powder     to taste
  4. Cilantro     1-2 sprigs chopped

  • First wash/clean chicken n cut in to small pieces.
  • Then take chicken pieces in a bowl, add ginger garlic paste, chili powder, garam masala powder, lemon juice,salt, food color, corn flour, soy sauce n all purpose flour n mix everything well.
  • After that, wrap the bowl using cling wrap and refrigerate or allow to rest in room temperature for 4-5 hours. 
  • And then, heat oil in a pan, when it gets really hot, drop 3-4 chicken pieces or add chicken pieces and cook in medium heat until it turns crisp n cooked well.
  • Once done, remove from the oil n transfer to a paper towel and serve chicken 65 hot with some lemon wedges n onion slices.

Adding soy sauce is completely optional, I have tried without adding it too.
I sometimes used to add 1-2 tsp of thick yogurt which also gives soft n delicious fried chicken
Do not fry the chicken in oil for long time. Also not fry in less hot oil.
Before adding the chicken, oil should be hot n after adding chicken pieces turn the heat to medium.
After frying a first batch, allow 3-4 minutes to get oil enough hot and add the second batch.
You can also some freshly ground pepper, curry leaves along with the other marinating items.


  1. Irresistible chicken 65, feel like finishing that whole plate rite now,even its my hubby's favourite, we had it for our sunday lunch.

  2. Very tempting looking chicken....Yummy....

  3. chicken 65 looks crisp and delicious... beautiful presentation...

  4. Wish I could just eat a few now :) have come out real well

  5. Tempting chicken 65...Delicious dear..

  6. Anytime fav starter, looks very tempting!!

  7. Perfect my all time starter...

  8. This looks perfect Sangeetha.. seeing non veg recipe after a long long time.... the clicks are awesome as usual... beautifully captured the essence of the dish... i really am craving for some chicken 65 right now.. My husband is a vegetarian.. so we do not cook at home.. i do not like it much in the restaurants here... so i can only look at your pics and enjoy

  9. wow...deliciousd n inviting chicken...

  10. Perfectly made chicken 65...looks tempting and your pictures make me drool.

  11. looks simply delicious.. love it!

  12. Definitely looks & will taste better than restuarants, wonderfully made

  13. wow perfectly made,luks tempting:)

  14. Looks nice sangee. beautiful cliks as always :)

  15. Superb chicken 65,perfectly made and beautiful clicks

  16. Looks delicious! I saw this on Pinterest, but it led me somewhere else, before your blog, so I saw your "pin it" button, and pinned so people will come directly here.
    Thanks for sharing!

  17. hey this recipe rocks i tried it for the first time and my dad and mum and all my family members loved it, i'v got so many praises all thanks to you :)

  18. hey i tried this recipe and it was a hit my family loved it, i'v been getting so many praises all thanks to you :)

    1. thank u so much Aaliya for taking time to share ur feedback..Am so glad that u all liked my recipe. Thanks Again!

  19. Hi Sangeetha,
    I made it once again....It turned out so well....Everyone (i invited some guests) including kids liked it so much...Thank u dear


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