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Chicken 65

Andhra style spicy chicken

Recipe by Tara of Richmond, US


Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 lb. Chicken Breast (cubed)
    • 2 Egg Whites
    • 2 Tbsp. Red Chili Powder
    • 1 Cup Corn Flour
    • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
    • Salt to Taste
    • 2 Cups Buttermilk
    • 1 Onion (3/4 chopped large; 1/4 ringlets)
    • 1 Green Pepper (chopped large)
    • 5 Green Chillies (cut in strips)
    • 1 tbsp. Ginger/Garlic Paste
    • 3/4 Cup chopped fresh Cilantro
    • Red Food Color


    1. Marinate chicken, egg whites, Red Chili Powder, Corn Flour, All Purpose Flour and salt for 1 hour.
    2. Deep Fry marinated chicken pieces.
    3. In frying pan, saute chopped onions, green peppers, green chillies and ginger/garlic paste.
    4. Lower heat and add buttermilk & food color; let heat to slow boil.
    5. Add deep-fried chicken pieces; let cook on medium heat until desired consistancy (I prefer a little masala; some prefer dryer).
    6. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with cialntro and onion ringslets.
    7. Serve with Naan or Parathas 



    Though I love this authentic homemade family recipe, I have also found another Chicken 65 recipe that is outstanding. It is very easy and delicious. It is from a prepackaged masala called Ustad Banne Nawab. It is a great interpretation of the Hyderbadi style cuisine and I would highly recommend it if you are running low on time and need something quick and easy. We serve it with parathas and a plates of fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. It is versitile in that you can make more gravy and have a curryish base or you can eat it dry. Great for making wraps also.


    Very Good! I tried this recipe and it came out really good. The only changes I would like to recommend is adding 1 egg, 1/2 tsp. kashmiri red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp. red chilli powder, 1 tbsp. corn starch, 1tbsp. all purpose flour and 1/2 tsp. salt to the chicken as marinade instead of whatever is mentioned in the recipe. I also added 1/2 tsp. salt in step 3 of the recipe. The chicken did not look anything like the picture. The buttermilk fell apart when added in step 4 of the recipe. The chicken looked more like pink chicken, maybe because of the white buttermilk + the red food color = pink. Overall, it did tasted good so I will definitely be making this dish again. Thank you!


    Tara, thanks for the clarification. Anyway my chicken 65 turned out really good. I had added several serrano chilly peppers and it was hot and spicy. Thank you again.


    Joseph, the recipe that you are describing sounds a bit more northern style chicken 65. They use little batter on their recipe. This is a south indian chicken 65 that revolves around the crispy feel of the battered chicken. I purposely used corn flour. It is a sticky batter, but it is important to create the consistency after frying that will allow the batter to absorb the flavors of the masala. Thanks for your post!


    I think there is a mistake in the quantity of ingrediants. For 1 lb chicken 1 cub corn flour and 1 cup all purpose flour does not look right. I checked several other receipes and they only ask for 1 tbsp each of the flour. I have 2 lbs of chicken marinating in 2 tbsp of corn starch and 2 tbsp of all purpose flour and chili power and garlic ginger paste in the fridge. I put it in last night. I will be making it today. Imagine you put 1 cup corn flour ( i think the person meant corn starch) and 1 cup all purpose flour in 2 egg white. It would be a glob of sticky mess. I will let you all know how it turned out.

    syeda iffat

    chicken 65 is a hyderabadi dish not andhra and ur recipe si gud but instead of buttermil u should try eggs come superb


    A gud Chilly Chicken .


    hi i m tony, i m big crazy of nonveg food, so i m very happy for open an account in khana khazana

    r mohajir

    Use only spring onons & lots of split green chillies & curry patta .

    priyanka fernandes

    lovely recipe


    hi,thanks for ur simple and very tasty receipe

    Rainuka Dutta

    It seems like a easy and tasty recipe. I will definately, try it.


    Sorry but u forgot to mention when salt is added ?



    hello, thanks for the great recipe. very tasty!! and very easy to prepare!!


    hi,to every one thx 4 so many new recipes.its great to cook at home,the dishes u should,hope will get more new n interesting recipes 4m u al

    Anand J Adkar

    If its so then sorry for the comment


    first thing chicken 65 reciepe & ingrideints are totally roung please try to correct by checking any person from hyderabad


    This recipe is absolutely my own. I have never seen ndtvcook nor do I know what that is. I enjoy cooking and I like to add my touches to a plate. If this recipe is similar to that of another recipe you have seen, I assure you that it is by sheer coincidence. I only modified a traditional family recipe to suit my tastebuds.

    Anand J Adkar

    Sorry to say that you have taken this recie from ndtvcook Atleast mentioned that one


    I will most definately add more chicken recipes. Shukriya! I have an excellent recipe for chicken curry...