Learn how to make this mouthwatering Indian cuisine appetizer, chicken 65 in the comfort of your own home with this easy recipe. There is a lot of theories about how this dish got its name. Whether it was made using 65 different spices or it was dish number 65 on the menu in a famous Indian restaurant, there is no definite answer. The only definite is that it is delicious, aromatic and very popular spicy street food in southern India.

The main flavor and color of this dish is attributed to the red chilies when the rest exact ingredients vary from chef to chef. Chicken 65 is beautiful red and appetizing, hot and spicy all thanks to the dominant flavor of the red chilies. To make it easy, Kashmiri chili powder is used in this recipe.

Other spices and aromatics like ginger garlic paste and curry leaves help building the complex and intense flavors of this dish.

Boneless chunks of chicken are first marinated in a mixture of yogurt or buttermilk and spices, then deep fried and served with lemon onions and cilantro. Chicken is crispy on the outside and tender inside bursting with flavors from the spices. 

You can serve this dish as an appetizer or an entree. This dish is sure to impress all the lovers of hot and spicy chicken. Follow the steps below to make chicken 65.