Chicken 65

recipe of chicken 65
Chicken 65

Chicken 65 recipe at last!

Isn’t that the reaction of many of you dear readers? ๐Ÿ™‚ 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) ๐Ÿ™‚ and will see you all after the first week of June. Hope you are having a good summer break. ๐Ÿ™‚

Chicken 65

  Prepare time:
 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

Method for making Chicken 65

Marinate bite sized pieces of chicken in the ingredients called for marinade for 1 hour.
In a bowl, mix yogurt, salt to taste, turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder. Keep aside.
After marinating the chicken, add egg, cornflour, salt to taste and rice flour to coat the chicken. Add a tbsp of water if required.
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.
Remove onto absorbent paper. Keep aside. Repeat with rest of the chicken pieces.
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.
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.
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.
  • K

    Hi Sailu,

    Is it possible to pan fry instead?

    • Sailu | Indian Food


  • Manidipas Kitchen

    Lovely recipe. One of the best starter.

  • 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

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    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Just break and add and mix well.

  • 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.

    • Sailu | Indian Food


  • 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

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Yes, you can.

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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?

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Omit it if you do not have it on hand.

  • jai

    hi sailu,

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

  • Sunil John

    I have made this twice. My only problem is that white spots of curd are seen on the finished product. It tastes good but does not look nice and golden

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Beat the curd really well and saute well such that no spots of curd appear.

  • sara

    Hi, great recipe, but can egg be substituted as my husband is allergic to it.

  • shantiram

    what about chicken Manchurian ? What on earth is it ? I used to eat quite alot of that aswell , but as far as I know Manchuria is in China ! Nice though !

  • shantiram

    sairam ,I always used to have chicken 65 when in my favourite watering hole in Bangalore , as a snack with my Kingfishers and I did sometimes wonder what it was and where the name came from , very tasty though , thankyou for the recipe , I will try it myself now I am back in London. Also, could you give us all a recipe for sambar as they make it in Puttaparti , and one of the best dishes I’ve ever had ; cabbage thoran ,from down in Kerala ? Thankyou ,I was getting homesick just looking at some of the photos ! SAIRAM.

  • m.jabbar

    Thank u Sailu…truely nice recipe!

  • shradha

    corn flour is the corn starch or the actual corn flour( makai ka aata ) which is yellow in colour. can u please help me.

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Corn flour is corn starch

  • shradha

    in us i got yellow corn flour (makai ka atta) which is yellow in colour. can u suggest i should use this or get corn starch.which is better.please suggest.

  • Magnus Magnanimus

    Thank you. This tastes better than the ones made from pre-made masalas.

  • venkat

    Hello Sailu Garu,

    Made this today and it came exceptionally well..U know this is my second time cooking with chicken as i don’t know cooking at all…U know the dish came out so well and my wife said…Better u cook from today..thanks a lot once again..

  • Lavanya

    Sailu I don’t see recipe.Could you please share the recipe…

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Can you refresh the page and check again. If you still cant view the recipe, pls leave a comment.

  • Lavanya

    Thanks Sailu.. I love this recipe…I tried once it came out very tasty.

  • ShilpaReddy

    Hi sailing my chicken 65 came out hard.please suggest me what went wrong

  • Chhota_Raavan

    Sailugaaru I’ve seen so many different versions. Most of them did not include yoghurt.

  • Sahithi


    I would like to know after which step can i pan fry the chicken instead of deep fry… Will the chicken be of the same texture as u got when deep fried if we pan fry it? I mean, when we add egg and later pan fry it, will it be same as deep fry?

    A quick reply is much appreciated as i am planning to do it tomorrow for my two year old. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you,

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      At step 4, you can add 3-4 tbsps of oil and shallow fry few pieces in batches. Fry on low flame and once its almost cooked, increase flame and cook till fully cooked. You shouldnt have issues with regard to texture.

  • Aishwarya

    Sailu garu, Can I marinate it the day before and keep it in the fridge/freezer? Is that a good idea?(new to cooking, any help is appreciated)

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Yes, you can.

  • Meyyammai Thiagarajan

    I tried this recipe today…initially I was hesitant to use the yogurt mixture…but after d yogurt mixture it became even better…
    It was great…
    Thanks a ton!…chicken 65 was a hit!
    I’m sure I’m gonna try more from sailu’s food website.

  • Sudhirkary

    I tried but did not come well.

  • Sudhirkary

    Dont you know good receipe ?

  • sb

    Hi Sailu. Is there any standard measurement of salt that you use for chicken dishes?
    Say for 1/2 Kg Chicken Kabab or 1/2 KG Chicken Gravy?
    If so, please let me know.

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Add approx 1 tsp salt. I eye ball ๐Ÿ™‚