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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Chciken 65 with Some Evening adda

Want to prepare something quick appetizer/starter, which is easy to make and finger-licking good at the same time? Then prepare this super-spicy deep-fried chicken starter, Chicken 65. This is quite popular restaurant style dish originated in Chennai, India but now popular allover India. In South India, the recipe varies from state-to-state.

There are many theories behind its name, why did it get its name as Chicken 65. Some says that this dish containing 65 chilli peppers devised by an enterprising hotelier. SOme says that this dish emerged as a simple meal solution for Indian soldiers in 1965, so got name like this many more theories are there behind its name. But what's in a name? taste should be good and that matters. And I can assure you about the taste factor. Anyone who loves spicy food, will fall in love with this dish. And who do not eat spicy food, can prepare this dish less spicy.
It could be a great party starter. Make these for a gathering in your house and enjoy this with tea/coffee or even with hard drinks. For this dish, chicken breast pieces are used and marination is the key for this dish. Marinate chicken at least 6-8 hours for the best results, even more the merrier.

You Need :
Chicken breast(fresh/frozen) : 500 gms

Corn flour : 3 tblsp.
Rice flour : 1 tblsp.
Oil for deep-frying

For marination :
Ginger-garlic paste : 1 1/2 tblsp.
Yogurt/dahi : 2 tblsp
Turmeric powder : 1 tsp.
Coriander Powder : 2 tsp.
Red chilli powder : 2 tsp.
Salt to taste
Curry leaves(10-12) : finely chopped

For the seasoning :
Cumin seeds : 1 tsp.
Curry leaves : 10 nos.
Dry red chilli : 4-5
Green chillies : 4-5, slitted from middle
Garlic : 5-6 big cloves, finely chopped
Red Chilli paste/red chilli sauce : 1 tblsp.
Salt to taste
Sugar : 1 tsp.
Oil : 2 tsp.

How To ::
  • Marination:: Add all the ingredients under " for marination" in a big bowl. Give it a good mix, then add cubed chicken pieces in there. Marinate for at least 6-8 hours or overnight. Add corn and rice flour just before frying the chicken pieces. Do not add too much of flour.
  • Frying:: Heat enough oil in a frying pan so that chicken pieces are deep-fried. Now slide chicken pieces one by one in the pan and do not overcrowd the pan. In medium heat let it fry till golden and crisp, about 4-5 minutes. By this time chicken pieces will be cooked. Drain on kitchen towel. 
  • Seasoning:: Now heat 2 tsp. oil in another frying pan, when oil is hot, lower the heat, carefully add all the ingredients of seasoning one at a time. First, add cumin seeds, then dry red chillies(whole/broken), chopped garlic, slitted green chilles and curry leaves. Stir continuously everything so that the seasoning shouldn't burn. Lastly add red chilli paste/red chilli sauce for the ultimate spicy taste as per your taste. Add 2-3 tblsp. of water and season with salt. 
  • Lastly add fried chicken pieces into the seasoning, stir to coat the spices and seasoning well into the chicken. In medium heat, stir-fry everything for couple of minutes more, then remove from heat and serve hot.

 Serve hot from the pan with Tea/Coffee or with some drinks along with some hearty chat with family or friends....This will be hot I tell you. So prepare this in this festive season and Enjoy festivity to the fullest..................................


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