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Chicken 65

Hot and spicy chicken

Recipe by Madhavi of New Jersey, USA, US

This famous dish from Andhra region goes great with rice and sambar.Also a favorite companion on drink parties. To reduce heat in the recipejust substitute half of chili powder with shimla mirch powder.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

  • 2 lbs. Chicken, boneless, skinless thighs
  • 2 tsps. Corn Flour
  • 2 tsps. All Purpose Flour
  • 1 no. Egg
  • 1½ tsps. Ginger, paste
  • 1½ tsps. Garlic, paste
  • 2 tsps. Red Chilies, powder
  • 12 nos. Green Chilies
  • 2 cups Yoghurt
  • 1 tsp All spice powder, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom
  • 4 drops Food Color, Red
  • Onion for garnishing
  • 3 tsps. Lime juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable Oil for frying


  1. Mix corn flour, all purpose flour, egg, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder and salt to thick batter. Add water if required.
  2. Add chicken pieces to the batter and marinate for an hour.
  3. Deep fry the marinated chicken pieces till they turn golden.
  4. Heat 4 tsp oil in a sauce pan and add slit chillies, yogurt, garam masala, red color, little salt and the fried chicken pieces.
  5. Fry for 4-5 minutes and remove from heat.
  6. Add lime juice, mix well and garnish with onions.



wow! it tastes good and u know i love chicken 65 a lot and when i go out i'm not getting delicious taste, so i tried it in my home and every one in my family liked it.thank u..


is it 2 tbsp yogurt or 2 cups?? it came out horrible. I prefer you try vahrehvah. awesome recipes by sanjay thumma. go to and type chicken 65. there is a video too.

faiza nuha

this recipe was so tasty the texture of the chickn was awesome....thank u madhavi...jazak ALLAH...wanna try some other recipes of urs...insha ALLAH..


Very Good! I tried this recipe and it tasted very good. The only thing that bothered me was the yogurt falling apart when added as per the recipe and the chicken looked more like pink, maybe because of the yogurt(white)+red food color(red)=pink. My kids called it PINK CHICKEN. Will make it again. Thank You!

Tandoor Hut

I would like to add that this dish is from Tamilnadu (chennai) region and not Andhra. It is called chicken 65 because of the year if was produced in the famous "Bhuhari" Hotels in Chennai. They also have chicken 78, 90 etc.

jean chaurasia

a great recipe, I used chicken winglets instead and jsut as good and tasty. Thanks.


clarification required on ingredient yoghurt 2 cup or 2tsp


The only thing that did not get me is there is no curry leaves in this dish, I thought curry leaves is a must!! Am I right? What ever the dish turned out superb. Thanks. Keep posting such yummy dish.


a very good recipe. i tried it and it came out well. thanks.


yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!! Z.D.R.


thank u .its just similiar to hotel style ,we order chicken65 frm hotel ,but when i tried it at home .it is same taste of tat but frm nowonwards we will ook chicken65 at home .

saima sayyid


jaya singh

wow its lovely!!

Priya Hari

such a nice recipe thanks.


Thankyou for such a nice receipe, All my friends liked it.. [:)]


very very tasty tasty


Wow this dish is easy and superb taste am carrying right now in my 5th month and this dish definately satisfied me yummm :)


its yummy n delicious.


its yummy n delicious.


its yummy n delicious.