Spicy Hyderabadi Chicken 65 Recipe


Hyderabadi Chicken 65 RecipeHyderabadi Chicken 65 Recipe

Chicken 65 is a very popular Hyderabadi deep fried chicken recipe. Like most of us I too am not sure how this recipe got its name primarily because there are so many stories to it.

One story claims that a hotelier prepared the Chicken 65 recipe with1 kilo of chicken using 65 chilies. Another attributes the number 65 to the year when the recipe was introduced and yet another attributes 65 to the age of chicken in days. What ever the story, there is no denying that this recipe is hot and spicy delicious. So without further ado lets get started.

Ingredients for Chicken 65 Recipe:

  • Boneless chicken – 1/2 kg
  • Egg – 1 no
  • Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder  – 1 tsp
  • Red food color – 2 pinch
  • Corn flour – 2 tbsp
  • Green chilly – 8 no (split)
  • Curry leaves – 10 no
  • Ginger finely chopped –1 tbsp
  • Curd/Yogurt – 1 1/2 cup
  • Ajinomoto – 1 pinch
  • Black Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Salt to taste

Hyderabadi Chicken 65 Recipe

Cooking Method for Chicken 65 Recipe:

  1. Take a bowl. Add ginger garlic paste, food color, salt, chilly powder, corn-flour, egg, chicken and mix well. Set aside this marinate for half an hour.
  2. Take a heavy bottom deep frying pan with sufficient oil.
  3. When oil is hot, fry the chicken pieces in batches and set aside.
  4. Take another nonstick pan. Put 2 tbsp oil, add finely chopped ginger and fry for 2 min.
  5. Put green chilies and sauté for another 2 minutes. Then put curry leaves and fry till curry leaves turn crispy.
  6. Add yogurt and cook for a couple of more minutes. When the curd starts to bubble, add salt, ajinomoto , food color and then add the fried chicken. Now increase the heat and mix well.
  7. Once you see that the chicken has absorbed 3/4th of the curd, add pepper and mix well.
  8. Continue tossing the chicken slowly without breaking them into smaller pieces. I would recommend using a wooden spatula. Toss the chicken until all the curd is absorbed and you are left with almost dry chicken pieces.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.


  • sunjana said:  

    Thanku for such wonderful recipe and with good pitcher.Bharathi i like your recipes and it taste like restaurant food did you take any class because ur food is so good. keep posting chicken recipe i am a chicken lover.

  • sanju said:  

    I had tried your chicken 65 it was very tasty. My husband and my kids liked it a lot. weekly once they ask me to cook it.they like it so much thankx for your recipe....

  • 111 said:  

    its amazing...yummmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • arpita said:  

    Hi..Bharti..Arpita here...its very nice..i tried it...and also ur crispy masala dhosa..uffff..thanks a lot...pls keep it up...and add lots of recipes here...so we can try it out in our home...thanks again...

  • munira said:  

    Bharti amazing recipe.... i just made the chicken 65 and pepper chicken.... both turned out pretty good.... cant wait for dinner time.... keep posting chicken recipes...

  • Liu said:  

    Bharati , can't we avoid ajinomoto in this recipe

  • Josh said:  

    Tried your recipe today. The curd part was complex and it didn't form a coat on the chicken. It still tasted good. Thanks

  • sirisha said:  

    bharathi jus discovered ur blog fewdays ago....i tried the chicken 65 recipe...absolutely spectacular! thank u fo sharing.i vl definately try out ur other recipes...god bless

  • hafiza sharieff said:  

    i tried this recipe it's wonderful and very much tasty.......me and my husband liked this recipe a lot.every time i ask him what to prepare for dinner,his answer will be wonderful chicken 65 recipe

  • Preethika said:  

    Nice blog :) I want the recipe of a dip which is used with chicken kebabs and tandooris. It is a greenish white chutney and a little less than room temperature. Please share that recipe if u know. Thank you.

  • Anonymous said:  

    it was just amazing Plz post some more dessert recipes from different indian cuisines.

  • Noorah said:  

    Hello I'm a hyderabadi in Canada and I was craving chicken 65, I made this along with some plain basmati rice and Khatti daal

    Simply amazing! Thank u!!!

  • husna said:  

    its amazing,tasty,ummmmmmmmmmm yummmmyyyyyyyyyy

  • Majoni said:  

    your chicken dry fry was mind boggling.Hope to get more good recipes.

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  • Anonymous said:  

    I tried the recipie but my chicken wasn't soft to eat

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    Wow mouthwatering and very tasty looking recipe. I will definitely try this at home. Have you tried Pakistani Cooking Recipes I love all Pakistani Recipes and mostly the appetizers by zarnak sidhwa recipes

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