Mar 22, 2011

Chicken 65 - Version 1

Chicken 65

Chicken 65 is a spicy dish that can be served as appetizer,snacks,Side dish etc.Do you guys know how this dish got its name…There are many stories behind this dish…Some people say that to make this dish perfect we have to use 65 ingrediants and some say that the chicken that are used in this dish is 65 days old..blah blah blah…The original thing is this dish originated in a military canteen in Chennai and as most of the soldiers, officers were from various parts of the country, to avoid language problems, they actually used a unique numbering system in the menu card/board. and this particular dish was the 65th item on that menu. so it became chicken 65..I served this dish with Egg briyani(check link for recipe).ok give this a try and let me know what you think.


For Marinating:
Chicken-1/2 kg Boneless and cut into bite size pieces
Red chilli powder-1 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Corn flour-3 tblspn
Salt-to taste
Vinegar-1 tsp

For Sauce:
Chilli Garlic Sauce-1 tblspn(Check down for recipe)
Garlic-3 cloves sliced
Onion-1 chopped finely(I used spring onion)
Vinegar-1 tsp
Tomato Sauce-1 tblpsn
Soyasauce-1 tsp
Red colour-1 tsp
Green chilli-1 sliced
Ajinomoto-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Spring onion-for garnishing


Mix the things given for marinating and leave for 5 min.Then fry in oil till golden brown and set it aside.

In a kadai add oil and sauté some garlic and onions and fry till golden brown.Add in green chilli and sauté well.

Add in vinegar,Ajinomoto,Salt and mix well.

Add in soya sauce,Chilli garlic sauce,Tomato Sauce,red colour and mix well.

Add a little bit of water and bring that to boil and quickly toss in the Fried chicken in it.

Garnish with spring onion and Serve hot with a little squeeze of lemon juice.

Chilli Garlic Sauce Recipe:

Take 10 Dried Red chilli,10 cloves of Garlic,1 tsp of salt,1/4 cup of vinegar in a mixer.Grind it into a slightly coarse paste.Tip this into a bottle.Heat 3 tblspn of oil untill it smokes.Pour this oil over the prepared sauce.mix well and let it cool completely.Store this in refrigerator for up to 1 month.


Ur ingrediants

Mix chicken with all ingrediants and fry in oil

Fry garlic,onion,salt,sugar,soya sauce,chilli paste,tomato sauce,red colour in oil...

add in chicken pieces and toss well..Garnish with spring onion


  1. excellent blog...good receipes....i like the recipe index with the thumbnail clips... work on your final presentation!!!

  2. this looks FFFFAAAABULOUS! I need to make a list of these spices and go pick some up this week! Beautiful dish and recipe!

  3. Hi Aarthi,

    That looks of my fav dishes...should try soon......:)

    thanks for stopping by my blog......happy to be following you too :)

  4. This looks so so good! I know someone in this house who would love it.

  5. Please post gobi Manchurian gravy recipe

  6. I tried this it was so yummy. And my huband liked it very much. Thanku Aarthi

  7. wILL There be any taste difference if i avoid aginomotto

  8. can we use lemon juice instead of vinegarr

  9. @Anonymousajinomoto gives the restaurant style taste. u can skip that too

  10. What can b used in place of cornflour??

  11. What can b used in place of cornflour??


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