Friday, April 20, 2018

Chicken 65

Hello my foody peeps, hope you'll are doing good and enjoying spring and summer in your respective regions. Recently, I visited my home town Kolkata, India but before the summer would start showing it's temperament we returned to Boston, though it is spring here and the temperature is in single digit yet. 

Anyway, I have enjoyed lot of good Bengali food during my vacation and satisfied my craving for the Kolkata style street food but what to do YEH DIL MAANGE MORE!!!!! 

After getting over the jet lag, unpacking things and other chores finally I decided to work on  my blog which had gained a back seat in my life :( 

This time I decided to make Chicken 65: A popular hot, spicy and delicious South Indian Snack. There are numerous ways in which this scrumptious dish can be made; I tried few of them and finally settled on this recipe and trust me you don't need any other recipe after this.  

The origin of this dish is still unknown; there are number of theories associated with this recipe but who cares when you're a food enthusiast what matters for you the dish should satisfy your craving.

So, let's begin with the recipe:


For Marination:

1. Boneless Chicken: 2 cups (cut into small bite size pieces)
2. Ginger-Garlic Paste:1 tbsp
3. Egg:1
4. Corn Starch: 3 tbsp
5. Salt: as per taste
6. Oil: for frying

For Tempering:

1. Onion (chopped): 1/2 cup 
2. Garlic (chopped): 5-6 cloves
3. Tomatoes (chopped): 1/2 cup (optional)
4. Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp
5. Curry Leaves: 8-10
6. Dry Red Chili: 2-3
7. Lemon Juice: 1 tsp
8. Red Chilli Powder: as per taste
9. Salt: as per taste
10. Green Chili: 2
11. Cilantro: for garnishing


1. Wash thoroughly the chicken pieces and pat dry them with a kitchen towel.

2. Add all the ingredients mentioned under "For Marination" leaving aside the Oil. Coat all the chicken pieces with the marination and let it rest for 45 mins.

3. Heat oil in a wok on medium-high heat. When the oil is hot enough add the marinated chicken pieces and fry them until they are done. 

4. Take out the fried chicken pieces in a plate and set them aside.

5. In the same pan add more oil if needed and add the mustard seeds,curry leaves,dry red chilies and chopped garlic. Take care not to burn them. 

6. Now, add the chopped onions. Fry them until the onions become translucent. Add chopped tomatoes and let it cook until the tomatoes become mushy. Now add the fried chicken pieces. Toss the chicken pieces in the mixture.

7. Add the lemon juice and green chilies.

8. Take out the Chicken 65 in the serving bowl and garnish it with cilantro. Enjoy!!


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