How to Make Chicken 65

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Sep. 30, 2013

This is an amazing Chicken 65 recipe reminiscent of my times in India. Served at every Restaurant and Bar, this is a perfect snack to accompany good friends and drinks.


To marinate chicken
Chicken thigh meat 2 Pound , cut into cubes
Eggs 1 , beaten
Cornstarch/Cornflour 2 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
For the sauce
Oil 2 Tablespoon , divided
Red onion 1 Medium , chopped finely
Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm) , chopped finely
Green chillies 2 Small , chopped finely
Curry leaves 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Ginger paste 1 Tablespoon
Garlic paste 1 Tablespoon
Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
Red chili paste 2 Tablespoon
Red food color 1/4 Teaspoon



1. In a bowl mix chicken pieces with egg, cornstarch and salt to taste. Mix well and let it sit for around 1 hour.


2. In a pan heat around 1 ½ tablespoon of oil. Put the marinated chicken in it and sauté them for a few minutes or till they turn brown. Transfer into a plate or bowl and set aside.

3. In the same pan add ½ tablespoon more oil. Put the onions, garlic and green chilies and curry leaves. Saute them for a few minutes or till the onions turn golden brown.

4. Put the ginger paste, garlic paste, cumin, turmeric, chili powder, and red chili paste. Continue to saute them till all the raw flavor is gone and oil begins to separate. Add the red color and stir well to color evenly.

5. Return the browned chicken pieces into the spice mixture and continue to stir well till all the pieces are coated. Close with a lid and cook for a few minutes or till the chicken is done. Remove the lid and continue to stir and cook till it dry to desired consistency.


6. In a serving plate, serve the chicken 65 hot with dip of choice or as it is.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 212Calories from Fat 82

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.8%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 273 mg11.38%

Total Carbohydrates 7 g2.3%

Dietary Fiber %


Protein 24 g48%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet