If you love to try spicy Indian dishes, you must know all about Chicken 65. A hot favourite among non-vegetarians, this spicy and delicious south Indian chicken appetiser has gained popularity all over the country. A tantalising party staple, chicken 65 can often be seen on many menus. It is an easy and quick dish that comes with a lot of flavours and continues to make foodies drool. The popularity of the dish is such that there are many different versions of the recipe - mutton 65, paneer 65 and more. But have you ever thought why the dish is called chicken 65? What is ‘65’ about? And does that have anything to do with the preparation of the recipe? Well, a viral recipe has the answer!  

In an Instagram video shared by content creator Raunak Ramteke, we come across the interesting fact that led to the dish being named after the number 65. Up till now, there have been several theories about the reason the dish is named so. Some say it has to do with the number of spices used in the dish, while others even say the dish has to be marinated for 65 days before cooking. However, all these reasons have been quashed with the video, as it says that the number '65' has nothing to do with the spices or marinating time. In fact, it signifies the year the dish was made for the first time. Chicken 65 was first made in 1965 and hence the name. Take a look at the video:


Raunak also reveals that it was first made at the Buhari Hotel in Chennai and how that hotel still exists and has even introduced many other dishes like chicken 78, 82, and 90, which were first made in the respective years.

The video has so far achieved 345k views with more than 37k likes, with several shocked users commenting. Some of the relatable comments were, "I've always wanted to know this but never felt like googling. You answered by query haha"; "Haha this was quite interesting.. and the myths you mentioned were so funny yet relatable"; and "Great Info. P.S. I used to believe that 65 signifies the no. of pieces...You cleared it".

The content creator keeps on sharing many such food facts that are sure to surprise you. For instance, did you know why your favourite juicy and wholesome kathi roll is named so? Watch the detailed video here: 

Did you know the story behind chicken 65 or are you as shocked as us? Let us know.