There are numerous theories doing the rounds on the internet on the origins of Chicken 65. Whatever the real story, must thank the creator of this delicious chicken starter recipe.
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Boneless chicken - 250 gms/1/4 kg (cut into small bite sized pieces)
Oil for deep frying
Yogurt - a little less than 1/2 cup (perugu/curd)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - large pinch
Red Chili powder - 1 tsp
Black pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste
To coat chicken that has been marinated:
Egg - 1
Cornflour - 1 1/2 tbsp
Rice flour - 1/2 tbsp
Cooking oil - 1/2 tbsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprg
Garlic - 2 cloves, minced (optional)
Ginger - 1/2", minced
Green chilies - 4-5, slit length wise
Marinate bite sized pieces of chicken in the ingredients called for marinade for 1 hour.
In a bowl, mix yogurt, salt to taste, turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder. Keep aside.
After marinating the chicken, add egg, cornflour, salt to taste and rice flour to coat the chicken. Add a tbsp of water if required.
Heat oil for deep frying. Once the oil is hot, add a few chicken pieces into the oil without crowding the vessel and cook on medium flame. Once the chicken is almost cooked, increase flame and deep fry the chicken pieces till golden brown.
Remove onto absorbent paper. Keep aside. Repeat with rest of the chicken pieces.
Heat a cooking vessel, add a tbsp of oil. Add garlic and ginger and saute for a few seconds. Add curry leaves and green chilies. Saute for a few secs. Add the deep fried chicken and toss well and cook for 2 mts.
Add the yogurt mixture and cook on low to medium flame, mixing the contents well. Toss the chicken till the yogurt dries up and the chicken absorbs the yogurt mix.
Remove onto a serving plate. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Garlic is optional ingredient.
Yogurt/Curd is essential ingredient. It gives the chicken texture and flavor.