Chicken 65


Chicken 65


  This is my attempt to recreate a chicken 65 that I tasted from an Indian restaurant recently. I always had this deep love for fried chicken. Although now I restrain myself from having a lot of it, keeping health in mind, I simply cannot keep my hands off this simple and delicious preparation. Unlike some other chicken 65 recipes that calls for deep-frying the chicken first and then sauteing it again in some masala, this recipe is so simple and easy to prepare. Here, chicken is marinated with some spices and then deep-fried in oil. The taste of this dish matched exactly with that of the restaurant. I made it as an appetizer when we had a few friends over for dinner and this was finished in minutes. I hope that’s enough for you to give it a try.


Ingredients (Serves 2 – 3)

  1. Boneless chicken – 350 gm or 1 breast fillet (If you’re using chicken breast – cut the cubes at a slanted angle to make them tender.)
  2. Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  4. Chilly powder – 2 tsp
  5. Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Coriander powder – 1/4 tsp (optional)
  7. Cumin powder – 2 pinches
  8. Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
  9. Yoghurt – 1 tbsp
  10. Lemon juice – 1tsp
  11. Salt – To taste
  12. Oil – To deep-fry
  13. Onion, spring onion, cilantro, lemon wedges – To garnish


Wash the chicken and cut them into small cubes. Marinate the chicken cubes with all the ingredients listed above, except oil, for 6 – 8 hrs or at least 2 hrs in a refrigerator. Heat oil in a deep pan at medium heat. Deep fry the chicken cubes in 2 – 3 batches for about 5 minutes, until browned all over. Boneless chicken would not take more than 5-6 minutes to cook in hot oil but boned chicken pieces would take more time. Drain on to a paper towel. Combine 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, 2 tbsp chopped spring onion, 1 tsp lemon juice and 2 pinches of salt in a platter. Serve the hot fried chicken on top with a few lemon wedges. This was how it was served in the restaurant. Enjoy!




You can bake the chicken cubes instead of deep-frying. Thread the chicken cubes onto a skewer or place them in a baking tray, brush with oil and bake them for about 15 – 20 minutes at 400 F.


  1. Kidulam dish!! ente maakals- inde fav..ente draftil undu ithu..soon post cheyyanam..:)

  2. fabulous blog with yummy food…

  3. Delicious chicken,adipoli kothiyavunnu,perfect appetizer

  4. കല്യാണിക്കുട്ടിയെ പറ്റിക്കാന്‍ നോക്കേണ്ട. കല്യാണിക്കുട്ടി എണ്ണി നോക്കി, ഇത് 65 ഒന്നും ഇല്ല.

    ന്നാലും കല്യാണിക്കുട്ടിക്ക് നന്നേ ഇഷ്ടായി ട്ടോ.

  5. one of my favorite….nice pic

  6. ingane kothipikkalleeeee…kurachu ingottum koodi…

  7. I am hungry now ….. looks so delicious !!

  8. too tempting..nice presentation

  9. Oh!my my..Maya dear,this is irresistible!
    Looks too good and delicious.
    Will try it for sure.Thank you for this excellent recipe.

  10. Looks like a nice appetizer for a party will try this out next time we have someone over.

  11. oh! thats a diff recipe.. without flour…yummyyy

  12. With those raw onions I can have that full plate also ;) Looks so tempting

  13. Will try with cauliflower.Looks very nice

  14. Beautiful presentation looks v nice :)

  15. oh adipoli kandittu kothi akunu ente fav anithu

  16. I should try this recipe. Thank you for pointing out the healthier version of this recipe (baking). Everyone at home is health conscious. Great recipe :)

  17. Looks very tempting, no wonder it got finished in minutes.

  18. OMG!!Chicken 65 kazhikan eny restaurantil pokandallo, adipoli. Athu erikunna kanditte enikive sahikunilla ketto..Awesome recipe and awesome picture Maya dear…

  19. chicken 65 adipoli njan veggie ayayi poyi.

  20. vayilude kappalodikkam…kidilan chicken the color you got :-)

  21. oh this looks like it’s straight from a restaurant!

    US Masala

  22. looks so tempting!!

  23. k this i shall definitely be making esp the baked version

  24. Stopped by your blog and tried this recipe! Loved it
    Much thanks

  25. Vini aka Pooh!

    Thanks a lot for visiting our blog and for trying this recipe..Great to hear that you loved it :)

  26. Babitha says:

    I am a big fan of yours.Have tried so many recepies…always it had turned out well…
    Awesome chicken 65…..made it today and it was a instant hit in my house…..we just loved it..
    Thanks a lot..
    Fabulous blog….


    • Thanks a bunch for trying out my recipes and for your feedback..Really happy to know that you enjoyed the chicken 65 :) . Hope you continue to enjoy my recipes. Thanks again!

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