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Chicken 65

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Chicken 65

Chicken 65 recipe at last!

Isn’t that the reaction of many of you dear readers? :) I know that you have patiently waited for the recipe of chicken 65. There have been numerous requests for this chicken starter recipe and somehow I never got down to blogging it. This is one of the most popular Indian chicken starter recipe and being able to re-create restaurant style chicken 65 at home, successfully, gives one a high. A favorite appetizer in our home along with Chicken Manchurian. The key to this recipe is use of yogurt and sauteeing the fried chicken in spiced yogurt till the liquid is completely absorbed.

andhra style chicken 65
Chicken 65 Andhra Style

There are numerous theories doing the rounds on the internet on the origins of Chicken 65. Whatever the real story, must thank the creator of this delicious chicken starter recipe.

I am going on a short summer holiday in a while (an hour to be precise) :) and will see you all after the first week of June. Hope you are having a good summer break. :)

Chicken 65 Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Serves: 4
Main Ingredients: boneless chicken


  • Boneless chicken - 250 gms/1/4 kg (cut into small bite sized pieces)
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Yogurt - a little less than 1/2 cup (perugu/curd)
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
  • For Marinade:
  • Turmeric powder - large pinch
  • Red Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • To coat chicken that has been marinated:
  • Egg - 1
  • Cornflour - 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Rice flour - 1/2 tbsp
  • For Tempering/poppu/tadka:
  • Cooking oil - 1/2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprg
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, minced (optional)
  • Ginger - 1/2", minced
  • Green chilies - 4-5, slit length wise


  1. Marinate bite sized pieces of chicken in the ingredients called for marinade for 1 hour.
  2. In a bowl, mix yogurt, salt to taste, turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder. Keep aside.
  3. After marinating the chicken, add egg, cornflour, salt to taste and rice flour to coat the chicken. Add a tbsp of water if required.
  4. Heat oil for deep frying. Once the oil is hot, add a few chicken pieces into the oil without crowding the vessel and cook on medium flame. Once the chicken is almost cooked, increase flame and deep fry the chicken pieces till golden brown.
  5. Remove onto absorbent paper. Keep aside. Repeat with rest of the chicken pieces.
  6. Heat a cooking vessel, add a tbsp of oil. Add garlic and ginger and saute for a few seconds. Add curry leaves and green chilies. Saute for a few secs. Add the deep fried chicken and toss well and cook for 2 mts.
  7. Add the yogurt mixture and cook on low to medium flame, mixing the contents well. Toss the chicken till the yogurt dries up and the chicken absorbs the yogurt mix.
  8. Remove onto a serving plate. Garnish with coriander leaves.


  • Garlic is optional ingredient.
  • Yogurt/Curd is essential ingredient. It gives the chicken texture and flavor.

Chicken 65 recipe at last! Despite numerous requests on how to make chicken 65, I never got down to blogging it until today.

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By • May 27th, 2012 • Category: All Recipes, Andhra Recipes, Indian Chicken Recipes, Indian Non-Vegetarian Recipes, Indian Snacks and Starter Recipes

  • Manidipas Kitchen

    Lovely recipe. One of the best starter.

  • K

    Hi Sailu,

    Is it possible to pan fry instead?

    • Sailu | Indian Food


  • vijaya

    hai sailu garu
    my husband asking aapalu that one how is to preapre pleaes tell me,almost all iam preparing ur we r in uae
    ur recipes any books or dvds is available.
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  • Ranjan

    Hello Sailu,
    Pls advise whether your teaspoon/tablespoon etc. measurements are American, English or Indian which is the same as English?
    Much appreciate your wonderful recipes – Thanks

  • Nilima

    Please tell me
    whether egg should be beaten before adding or just break and add?

    • Happy939

      just break and add if u
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  • Priya

    Irresistible and super tempting chicken 65.

  • sirisha

    Have a fun vacation! Any forthcoming mushroom recipes from you Sailu (preferably Indian)?


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  • Anonymous

    Pretty weird name but certainly something to love. Have you tried using shimla mirch powder?

  • Saru

    Hi Sailu

    Today i tried ur recipie it came out very tasty and delicious. Thanks 4r the recipie.
    I’m fan of ur blog.

  • swathi

    can i use plain flour instead of corn flour?thank u.

  • Sybaritica

    Looks a bit like a dish that is sometimes named ‘Chicken Tikka Masala’ … although there are lots of varieties. Very nice recipe!

  • Chowder Singh

    Nice recipe!

  • Priya

    Hi Sailu,

    It came out really well. I am trying to access your 8 summer coolers recipe. The download link is not working. I would be very grateful if you could enable the link. Thanks a ton


  • Aruna

    Hi Sailu,
    Tried this twice – came out awesome!! Thank you for posting such easy-to-follow and precise recipes – any plans for a book on Andhra cooking? I will be first in line, I promise!!

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  • Nikhil

    Hi Sailu,

    I made this yesterday and it was delicious, thank you. I will second the question posed by another reader about whether we can saute/stir fry the chicken instead of frying it. I can’t legitimately keep making this for my family if it’s deepfried (although it is tasty).

    Thank you.


    • Sailu | Indian Food

      You can pan fry the chicken too.

    • Gust


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  • Rakhee

    I tried this recipe this weekend and it turned out very delicious…my husband couldnt stop appreciating…thnk u for this wonderful recipe.

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  • Anju

    It came out delicious. Thanks!

    • Gust

      ii know it do come ou delicious

  • Anju

    It came out delicious. Thanks!

  • Anju

    It came out delicious. Thanks!

  • Geetanjali Varanasi

    wow!!! i tried this appetizer today… it really came out very delicious… my husband loved it… received so many appreciations… all the credit goes to you sailu garu… thank u for such a nice blog…

  • Geetanjali Varanasi

    wow!!! i tried this appetizer today… it really came out very delicious… my husband loved it… received so many appreciations… all the credit goes to you sailu garu… thank u for such a nice blog…

  • Geetanjali Varanasi

    wow!!! i tried this appetizer today… it really came out very delicious… my husband loved it… received so many appreciations… all the credit goes to you sailu garu… thank u for such a nice blog…

  • Poojitha sharan

    I jst wna ask u can i use maida in plc of rice flour

  • Ramyasudhakar

    hello sailu garu,
    thank u for ur recipe.. really this is very useful for us like newly wedded… just now i make it note. tomorrow morning for the first time in my life i am going to prepare this delicious recipe.. wish me all the best..
    thank u

  • Gust

    hello there

  • Chemmeryrekha

    it very delicious. it helps me to prepare a sumptuous mid day meal yesterday

  • rachna

    Hi sailu. Made this starter last night. Was indeed very tasty. The texture was so professional. Thank you :)

  • Anusha

    I pan fried the chicken.The outcome was no different from the deep fried version.


    looks delicious good job

  • Bushra Ali

    How much yoghurt please mention. I think the yoghurt will make the chicken soft right???

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      A little less than 1/2 cup.

  • R

    Can I substitute rice flour with something else?

  • jai

    hi sailu,

    can you suggest how it can be done in a oven. atleat the frying part.