Saturday, June 29, 2013

Chicken 65

Chicken 65 is one spicy and mouth-watering dish. There are many variation for this dish, but its usually deep fried, hot and spicy. It's quite simple to make and is one of my favourite chicken recipes.

The chicken is first marinated then fried in oil. A separate gravy is made in which the fried chicken is mixed. This particular recipe I got from

Here's what all you'll need:

For Marinating the chicken:
  - Boneless Chicken - 1/2 kg
  - Ginger-garlic paste (Make fresh) - 2 tsp
  - Pepper powder - a pinch
  - Salt to taste
  - 1 egg
  - Corn flour - 2 tsp
  - Oil for frying

For the gravy:
  - Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  - Curry leaves - 4 to 5 leaves
  - Ginger (chopped) - roughly 1/2 tsp
  - Garlic (chopped) - roughly 1 tsp
  - Coriander leaves for garnishing
  - Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  - Green chilies - 3 to 4 or check the spiciness and add how much ever u want..
  - Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp or check and add more/less if u require
  - Salt to taste

How to make:
Cut the chicken into small cubes. Make sure the chicken is dry before applying marination.
Add salt, a pinch of pepper powder, ginger-garlic paste and cornflour. Mix well. Now add the egg and mix well again. This egg coats the meat and keeps the juices in...
Now fry these chicken in oil until they turn light golden brown. As they are small cut pieces they tend to cook fast, so do be careful and don't over cook. Keep these fried chicken aside for now...

Now we make the gravy sauce for the chicken 65:
In a big sauce pan, heat 2-3 tbsp of oil. Add cumin seeds and chopped ginger & garlic. Saute until the raw smell of the garlic goes.
Now add chopped green chillies, curry leaves, pepper powder, chilli powder and salt. Cook for a little while. Then just before adding the fried chicken add a little water and then only toss in the chicken. Mix well.
That's about it. Garnish with coriander leaves... squeeze some lemon juice on to it...

(A point to be noted here is to be careful with the salt u add. The fried chicken will already be having salt. So be careful while adding salt in the gravy!!)

Adding red colour would give it an even yummier look. I restrained from using it in this thou, so mine looks more like simple masala fried chicken.
My mom makes this another way.. using yogurt or leban. A thick gravy kind of chicken 65. That one, I feel, is even better than this and goes great with ghee rice! :)
I'll put up that recipe of chicken 65 too when i make it... :)

My husband and I aren't much of a beef or mutton eater. It's chicken and fish for us. Lately, I've been trying to add veggies into our meals. But honestly, I'm losing on that part... my husband is not a big fan of veggies either. And I'm not so familiar with yummy veggie recipes. If any of you know, please do comment and let me know. I'd love to try out some new vegetable recipes...

That's all for now... catch u later! :)

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