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Chicken 65 Recipe | Perfect Chicken 65 Recipe | How to make chicken 65 at home

Chicken 65

Chicken 65 - A popular Indian style batter fried chicken

Chicken 65 is a popular quick and yummy appetizer, originated in Buhari Hotel Chennai, India.  It is a famous south Indian dish made of marinating bite sized chicken pieces with the spices along with the flavors of curry leaves and spices. I am making this dish from quite a long time for my little one, also it is highly demanded one in my home. Very easy recipe, we can make it at home with very commonly used ingredients in our houses. 

This yummy appetizer does not need any accompaniment, the flavors of curry leaves and other spices are enough to make it delectable. Try at home and enjoy.


Chicken 65 Recipe | Perfect Chicken 65 Recipe | How to make chicken 65 at home 

Indian style batter fried chicken
Preparation time: 35 minutes | Cooking time: 7 minutes | Total time: 42 minutes


  • 350 gm boneless chicken without skin,  cut into cubes ( you can also use chicken with bone cut into equal size)
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 tsp normal chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Egg 
  • Oil for frying 
  • A few drops of lemon (or half portion of a small lemon) / 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 springs of curry leaves
  • 2 green chilies

Direction of preparation of chicken 65

  1. Cut chicken into small equal sized pieces. Marinate with ginger paste, garlic paste, salt and lemon juice.
  2. Leave it for 30 minutes.
  3. After 30 minutes, put egg, all purpose flour, corn flour, Kashmiri red chili powder and chili powder. mix well.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai. Once hot reduce the flame and fry curry leaves when spluttering stops. Remove from oil and set aside.
  5. Fry chicken until it is almost done. Set aside for a few minutes. Then fry again, till the chicken is fully done.
  6. Fry two green chilies until done. Combine all the ingredients together..
  7. Enjoy.

How to make chicken 65 at home

  • To make chicken 65, you can take either boneless or regular chicken with bones, cut into almost equal sized small pieces. Chopping into equal sized pieces ensure uniform cooking. Take chicken in a bowl and put ginger paste, garlic paste, salt and lemon juice. If you are using ready-made ginger garlic paste, then adjust the salt and lemon juice accordingly as the store-bought ginger-garlic paste has some amount of salt and vinegar in it. The lemon juice or vinegar will soften the chicken while cooking.
  • Mix well and leave it for at least 30 minutes, so that the spices infused into the chicken nicely.
  • After 30 minutes, you can do second marination, put cornflour, all purpose flour, egg, Kashmiri red chili powder and hot red chili powder. The Kashmiri red chili powder is just for color, if you don't have, please ignore it. Sometimes, store bought kashmiri red chili powder comes too spicy, in that case avoid hot chili powder. 

  • Mix well with your hands or using a spoon. The chicken pieces should be coated completely. You can also sprinkle one or two drops of water if needed. 
  • Heat oil in a kadai for deep frying, Once hot, reduce the flame to medium and fry curry leaves. Transfer immediately into a bowl, when the spluttering stops.
  • Drop marinated chicken pieces one by one leaving a small space between them so that it does not stick to one another. 
  • Once the chicken is almost done, remove from the oil and fry next batch otherwise set aside till it cool a bit. Fry again for a few minutes till the chicken fully done. It will provide a beautiful crispiness to your chicken.
  • In the same oil, fry two green chilies.
  • Transfer this into the same bowl where you keep both fried chicken and curry leaves.
  • Chicken 65 is ready, serve hot and enjoy.

Happy cooking

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