Chicken 65


‘Chicken 65’ is a South Indian delicacy.  It is a spicy, deep-fried chicken dish which can be served as a snack, starter or side dish with pulao, parathas and rice.   It is so easy to prepare and can be refrigerated and fried as and when required!


Chicken – 1 kg

Yogurt – 1 cup

Chilly powder – 2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Ginger-garlic paste -1 tbsp

Orange red color – 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves – 3 sprigs

Vinegar – 1 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Oil – for frying



Marinate the chicken pieces with yogurt, chilly powder, turmeric powder, ginger-garlic paste, orange red color, vineger and salt.  Keep it refrigerated for an hour.  Add more chilly powder if you want to make it spicier. Heat oil in a pan and fry the chicken pieces on a medium flame.  Just before removing the fried chicken pieces from the oil, add few curry leaves so that the chicken absorbs the aroma of the curry leaves.  Fry the chicken in two or three batches and repeat the same process as mentioned.  Garnish with onion rings, green chillies and lemon wedges.  Yummy ‘Chicken 65’ is ready to be served!

  1. Wow perfect and so colorful… love the way its perfectly cooked it so tempting and mouthwatering!!!

  2. Thank you Ramya, for your encouraging words! 😀

  3. I knew when i saw the title in my reader i will be drooling, looks so so yummy delicous.
    Wish i could pick few pieces from my screen for real.

  4. lissie,
    chicken 65 looks mouthwatering..
    oru kappal odikanulla vellam vayil varunnu undu:)

  5. Happy, don’t just drool over it, make it for Hans and Shyama…they are going to love it! 😛

  6. Thanks a lot, Praju! your dear little ones will surely love it… 😯

  7. OMG ! u are making me hungry . Looks delicious.
    I too have a post on the same for the week:) Any way , I m sure no one can beat ur version dear.

  8. u are making me hungry . Chicken 65 looks delicious.
    I too have a post on the same for the week:) Any way , I m sure no one can beat ur version dear.

  9. Hello,Lissie,thanks for dropping in at my place..Oh my god,this is definitely a blog i missed..such a gorgeopus one !! expect me here Lissie
    Btw,the chicken 65 made me crazy..colorful and mouthwatering !!

  10. Oh Vicky, that’s amazing! I am waiting to read your version so that I can give it a trial… 😀

  11. Ann, thanks a lot for dropping by! welcome to my blog… 🙂

  12. What a great spicy treat, I love the colour of the chicken Lissie. 🙂

  13. So just shake off the excess from the marinade and fry? No need to flour?

  14. Thank you Jeena! 😀

  15. Cynthia, when you refrigerate the chicken, the marinade will almost be absorbed. So need to flour! 😉

  16. adipoli ayitundallooo..kothiyavunnu…

  17. Thanksss Tina! Undakinokiyittu parau… 😛

  18. Hi Lissie,
    it has been long since I visited here. You were abscent for long..?
    your chicken 65 looks wonderful! 🙂

  19. Thank you Seena, see you more often! 🙄

  20. wow …
    mouth watering chicken 65 ..i have bookmarked this ..will try this for sure..thanks a lot for the post

  21. chicken 65 looks so yummy …vayil vellam varunnu came out so well..i am bookmarking it ..thanks for the recipes

  22. thanks a lot Veena! see you more often… 🙂