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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Chicken 65 Masala

I am so much in love with Chicken 65 that I like to have it in many different forms. If you are familiar with my other recipes on the blog, you will find recipes like Chicken 65 which is dry preparation. And then I also have made a biryani using the same concept Chicken 65 Biryani. The one which I am going share with you in this post is a slight gravy version of Chicken 65. 

This one is an ideal party dish, and your guest will just enjoy every bit of it. It can also be a part of your daily food with a regular home style dal and steamed rice. I had clicked this picture when I had a lunch party at home and trust me this was the dish which was more in demand. 


Ingredients For Chicken 65:

  • 1-kilogram chicken (washed & cut into medium pieces)
  • 5 tbsp Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chicken tikka masala powder (or 1 tbsp red chili powder)
  • Pinch orange-red food color
  • Oil for deep frying. (3 to 4 cups)
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 10 whole green chilies.
Marinate for Chicken :
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp each grated ginger & garlic
  • 2 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tbsp vinegar
  • Salt to taste.

Method of making chicken 65:

  1. Combine all ingredients for marinating in a glass bowl, add chicken pieces and mix well. Set aside in the refrigerator for 1 hr. 
  2. Heat oil for deep frying and fry chicken pieces till done and keep aside.
  3. Heat some oil in a pan and fry curry leaves and whole green chilies for few seconds. Remove from the pan. 
  4. In the same pan add yogurt mixed with 1 tbsp tikka masala powder (or red chili powder) and red food color. 
  5. When yogurt starts bubbling add chicken pieces to it and cook till yogurt is dry and chicken is well coated. 
  6. Turn off the heat and add fried curry leaves and green chilies.
Note: Green chilies should be whole with the stem. 
When you add chicken pieces to the yogurt, wait till the yogurt dries up completely and chicken pieces are well coated.  

Ingredients for Gravy Masala :

  • 2 medium onion chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 2 green chilies with a slit (medium hot)
  • 1 tbsp ginger & garlic paste 
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder (medium hot)
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree (any brand)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 5 to 6 curry leaves
  • 5 tbsp cooking oil 

Method for making Chicken 65 Masala:

  1. Heat cooking oil in a saucepan and add chopped onion and fry till light golden, along with green chilies and curry leaves.
  2. Add 1 tbsp ginger & garlic paste and fry 1 minute. To this add chopped tomatoes and cook till it is soft. 
  3. Now add all the spice powders like 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp red chili powder, 1 tbsp coriander powder and 1 tsp cumin powder. 
  4. Cook on low flame for 5 minutes till aromatic and oil separate.
  5. Then add 1/2 cup yogurt, Salt, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp tomato puree and 1 cup fresh coriander leaves. Place the lid and cook for another 5 minutes. 
  6. Add prepared Chicken 65 to this masala, stir gently. Add 1/2 cup water and cook on low flame for 5 minutes.
  7. Serve hot 
You might also like my recipes of some Dry Chicken


  1. Could I skip corn flour ? or may be any substitution ? thank you for your help

  2. thousand of apologies, I should have WELL READ your explanation before, ignore my comments about ''when to add tikka masala ''

  3. thousand of apologies, I should have WELL READ your explanation before, ignore my comments about ''when to add tikka masala ''