Chicken 65 is a very popular starter in most restaurants that serve non-veg in Tamilnadu. I am sure most would agree with me on this. Chicken deep fried in oil with the extra seasoning makes it tasty and lip smacking. T
here’s various stories on how the Chicken 65 name evolved. Chicken of 65 days older suites well to cook this recipe or there are 65 ingredients to cook this recipes etc. I’m not exactly sure of the origins of the name, but this is indeed a true mouth watering dry chicken dish. It’s not a tough job to get restaurant quality, this is a very easy method to cook at home with a restaurant style taste.
|Boneless Chicken Thigh||1 lb|
|Ginger Garlic Paste||1 tsp|
|Pepper Powder||1/2 tsp|
|Coriander Powder||2 tsp|
|Red Chili Powder||4 tsp|
|Cumin Powder||1/4 tsp|
|Corn Flour||2 tsp|
|Red Food Color||1 pinch or 1 drop|
|Lemon Juice||2 tbsp|
|Oil||2-3 cups for deep frying|
|For Seasoning :|
|Cumin Seeds||1/4 tsp|
|Curry Leaves||1 strand|
|Green Chili||2 nos|
|Pepper Powder||1 tsp|
|Salt||1/8 tsp or to taste|
|Coriander Leaves||2 tbsp|
Cut the chicken into small one inch bite size pieces. Wash them and keep it ready. Marinate chicken with the items given in “To Marinate” Section except the oil for about 2 + hrs. Chop the ginger garlic, onion given in the “For seasoning” section. Split open green chili.
In a non stick pan, heat the oil to deep fry the marinated chicken. When hot, add the chicken in batches and deep fry each batches atleast for 10-15 min maximum or till when the chicken is cooked in medium flame. Stir often and cook till chicken turns crispy. Filter the excess oil by spreading it on the kitchen tissue.
In an another pan heat oil given the section “For seasoning” and when hot, add cumin seeds. After the cumin seed splutter add the chopped ginger garlic, curry leaves and green chili. Fry for 30 sec. Add the chopped onion and fry till they are golden brown. Add the pepper powder, salt. Add the fried chicken to it. Toss them well and add the coriander leaves at the end.
- Marinate chicken overnight for best juicy taste.
- Don’t re-use the fried oil for any other cooking.
(*) Serve with Onion rings and Lemon wedges.