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Hyderabadi Chicken 65 recipe
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Hyderabadi Chicken 65 Recipe

Make the most succulent and juicy chicken 65 ever with an easy recipe. No long hours of marination just 30 minutes for that velvety soft bite. I bet you'll love this quick version.
Course Snack, Starter,
Cuisine Hyderabadi, Indian
Keyword chicken 65
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 255kcal


Prepare Chicken

  • 450 grams boneless chicken thigh cut in ¾ inch cubes
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  • tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • ¾ tablespoon Kashmiri chicli powder sub with paprika for color
  • ½ tablespoon red chilli powder
  • ½ tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon curry leaves finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoon corn flour
  • 3 tablespoon rice flour


  • 1 egg
  • Oil to fry

Make Tempering

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ tablespoon garlic chopped
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves (see notes)
  • 6 green chillies seeds removed and slit in to slices
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri chilli powder


Prepare Chicken

  • Coat the cube with baking soda. Set aside for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, wash the chicken thoroughly. Leave the chicken cube in the strainer to let the excess water drain naturally. Then pat-dry with and kitchen towel.
  • In a bowl mix all ingredients of chicken batter. Add chicken and mix well.
  • Just before frying add egg and mix well.
  • Just before serving deep fry chicken in a wok on medium heat until golden and crispy. Fry in small batches without crowding the wok.

For Seasoning

  • Remove oil from wok leaving just 1 tablespoon oil. Fry garlic, curry leaves, and green chilies for 1 minute on medium heat. Add Kashmiri chili powder.
  • Mix well and stir fry the fried chicken for 2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with a sweet and sour dip.



  • Chicken: Use boneless chicken breast pieces that are cubbed in ¾ inches. This will keep the chicken pieces bite-sized and easy to cook.
  • Baking powder: We will use very little baking powder to coat the chicken and do the velveting magic. Since we will wash it away so you do not have to skip it.
  • Ginger garlic paste: This paste is easily available in Indian stores, you can substitute it with half and half ginger paste and garlic paste.
  • Curry Leaves: You can skip the curry leaves altogether and garnish with cilantro for an easy fix.
  • Kashmiri Chili powder: This ingredient adds color to the dish without food color. YOu can skip it with paprika.
  • Lemon Juice: Lemon juice adds both flavors and helps to tenderize. You can use thick yogurt as well.


Serving: 75grams | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 799mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 611IU | Vitamin C: 120mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg