Chicken 65
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Chicken is the most loved and one of the popular meats among the non-vegetarians. Chicken definitely allures the crowd being the most common kind of poultry in the world. It is relatively available at ease and it is not expensive to raise chickens. Chicken can be consumed in a diverse range of ways like grilling, baking, barbecuing, boiling. It has become the staple fast food to be consumed and is considered healthier than red meat because of low concentrations of  unhealthy fats like saturated ones and cholesterol. The different parts of chicken are served with different nutrients and the taste differs too, the most loved are the chicken legs and chicken breasts

Where The Concept Of Special-65 Comes From

The concept of Chicken 65 originated from Hotel Buhari, Chennai is a spicy, deep-fried chicken as a quick snack. The main flavour of the dish comes from the red chillies infused in it, making the chicken hot and spicy. Though the origin of the dish is believed to be coming from A.M Buhari of the Buhari hotel chain, this popular dish is believed to be associated with lots of myths surrounding it. 

Some believe that the name 65 comes because of the use of 65 types of chilli peppers. Few believe that this dish was served as one of the simple meals to the Indian soldiers in 1965. Others claim to have thought that it means 65 pieces of chicken. Apart from its origin in Burari Hotel, Tamil Nadu; the name related to the dish is still surrounded with myths. Though the taste is marvellous enough to hit anyone’s taste buds.


  • 500 grams boneless chicken
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 beaten egg white
  • 3 tsp curd
  • 1/4 cup corn flour
  • 2 tsp refined flour
  • 2 tsp rice flour
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic cloves
  • 10-15 curry leaves
  • 3-4 slit green chillies
  • 1/4 tsp red food colour mixed in 3 tsp water


  • Take a mixing bowl and add all the chicken
  • To the chicken, add all the spices, lemon juice, salt, the egg white, curd and the flours; mix well together and leave to marinate for about half an hour
  • After half an hour, heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a pan 
  • To the oil, add chopped garlic and cook till it turns slight golden
  • Add curry leaves and green chillies, let it get tempered
  • Add the mixture of water and food colour
  • Now, turn the flame low and the marinated chicken, saute for a minute
  • Here comes the hot red chilli chicken 65 to be served on plates

This recipe of Chicken is a perfect starter to welcome your guests with. The taste can drool anyone over and would leave you with compliments.