Chicken 65

Chennai’s favorite non-veg snack is devilish red and spicy -truly mouthwatering chicken. This is one snack that looks great on a plate -Candy red chicken pieces tossed together with all greens.


 A recipe invented by Mr Buhari in Chennai in 1965 and named it Chicken 65 to match the year of its creation. He never patented it and it became a recipe of every Indian restaurants in years to come. Later on he created several of them and named them according to year of its creation, but his original Creation still carries the Crown.

Chicken is such a wonderful non veg delicacy that it can be tried in various forms and every chicken dish is a delight to our taste buds and my blog has few chicken recipes and shall be included with more chicken delicacies as days to come…

This recipe is marinated with dry spices, egg, corn flour, all purpose flour which is marinated for about half an hour and deep fried and then it is sauteed in curd and spices.Chicken 65 can be made in the form of dry and gravy. Dry version is just the deep fried version of the marinated chicken

Enjoy the recipe.



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Prep time

10 min

Cook Time

20 min

Total Time

30 min

  • Course :
  • Servings : 4
  • Description :


    • 500 g boneless chicken
    • 1 tsp ginger
    • 1tsp garlic
    • curry leaves
    • 5 green chilies
    • oil
    • fresh coriander
    • 2tsp red chili powder
    • 1 tsp grated ginger
    • 1tsp crushed garlic
    • pinch turmeric powder
    • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
    •  1 tbsp. lemon juice
    • salt
    • 1 cup yogurt
    • 1tsp red chili powder
    • 1/2 tsp red food color
    • pinch turmeric powder
    • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
    • salt
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tsp cornflour
    • water


    1. Mix all the marinade together in bowl and combine with the chicken until coated well. Allow to marinate for at least an hour.
    2. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
    3. for batter ,beat the egg and combine with the other ingredient until smooth paste stir with the marinated chicken.
    4. In a Wok heat oil and deep fry the chicken on medium flame till golden .
    5. Add 2tbsp fresh oil ,saute garlic and ginger for few second until aromatic then add curry patta and green chilies and fried chicken pieces.
    6. Add the yogurt sauce mixture and cook on a medium flame until it is almost absorbed an the chicken pieces are almost dry.
    7. Garnish your chicken pieces with chopped coriander and serve.

This recipe can be used as snack in any party or gatherings and even an iftar dish during the month of ramadan .

Happy Cooking !!

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  1. this chicken dish looks so good !!

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