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Chicken 65 Kerala Style
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Chicken 65 | How to make Restaurant style Chicken 65

Chicken 65 Kerala Style is a popular hot and spicy Indian appetiser. Chicken pieces are marinated with yogurt that is spiced with Indian spices and deep fried until crispy and golden brown, then flavoured with lots of curry leaves and green chillies. This restaurant style Chicken 65 makes a perfect starter to entertain friends and family.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marination30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Indian starter, Side Dish, Snack, starter
Cuisine: Hyderabadi, Indian, Kerela, South Indian
Keyword: Chicken 65, Chicken 65 masala, Chicken 65 recipe, homemade chicken 65 recipe
Servings: 4


  • Large bowl
  • Frying pan
  • Kadhai/deep frying pan for deep frying


  • 500 gms Boneless Chicken I used boneless thighs and cut them into bite sized pieces
  • 5-6 tbsp Chilli garlic sauce I used store bought
  • 1 tbsp Garlic finely chopped
  • 15-20 Curry leaves
  • 5-6 Green chillies Sliced
  • Oil for deep frying


  • 7-8 Dried red chillies
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 3-4 large Garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Black peppercorns
  • 2-3 tbsp Lime juice
  • 4 tbsp Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Rice flour
  • 1 tbsp Corn flour
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt as per taste


  • Wash and cut boneless chicken into bite sized pieces.
  • Add dried chillies, ginger, garlic, pepper corns, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, lime juice and yogurt in a mixer grinder and ground into a thick paste.
  • Add the prepared thick masala paste, garam masala powder and salt to the chicken pieces and mix everything well with hands.
  • Now add rice flour and corn flour to the marinated chicken and marinate for atleast 30 minutes.
  • Add an egg to the marinated chicken and mix everything well before frying the chicken.
  • Heat enough oil in a pan on medium heat for deep frying the chicken. Start frying the chicken in batches.
  • Fry until its crispy and golden brown in colour. Drain and keep it aside.
  • Heat a tsp of oil (from the fried chicken oil) in a pan on medium heat. Add chopped garlic, sliced green chillies and curry leaves and sauté for 10-20 seconds.
  • Now add the chilli garlic sauce and sauté for a minute.
  • Toss in the fried chicken and mix it well with the sauce and curry leaves.
  • Serve it how with more chilli sauce and tea.
    Chicken 65 Kerala Style


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