30 November, 2010

Countdown to the Indian Christmas- Chicken 65

Christmas is so much fun for one and all. A month filled with loads of entertaining and getting entertained. In honour of the same I will blog on various dishes that can be served throughout this month for all our guests!

Chicken 65...well what can I say about it! An all time favorite entree during a drinking binge. Can be served as a side dish for a main course too...A totally Indian preparation that is famous in the South, especially in Andhra. Check it out! :D

Oh! For some fun insights on the dish, click here...

  • Chicken- 1 kg boneless, skinless thighs
  • Corn Flour- 2 teaspoons
  • Flour - 2 teaspoons
  • Egg- 1
  • Ginger paste- 1½ teaspoons
  • Garlic paste- 1½ teaspoons
  • Red Chili powder- 2 teaspoons
  • Green Chilies - 12 nos.
  • Yogurt- 2 cups
  • All spice powder (cloves, cinnamon, cardamom) - 1 teaspoon
  • Food Color (Red)- 4 drops
  • Onion for garnishing
  • Lime juice- 3 teaspoons.
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry Leaves- 10 to 15 fresh leaves
  • Vegetable Oil for frying

  • Mix corn flour, all purpose flour, egg, ginger garlic paste, chili powder and salt to thick batter. Add water if required.
  • Add chicken pieces to the batter and marinate for an hour.
  • Deep fry the marinated chicken pieces till they turn golden.
  • Heat 4 tsp oil in a sauce pan and add slit chillies, curry leaves, yogurt, garam masala, red color, little salt and the fried chicken pieces.
  • Fry for 4-5 minutes and remove from heat.
  • Add lime juice, mix well and garnish with onions
Goes extremely well with a chilled mug of beer... :D

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