Chicken 65 is one of the most popular dishes prepared in most Dhabas and restaurants that are served as starters. Generally chicken 65 is the first dish ordered by most of us especially the most adorable dish among the kids. Chicken 65 is spicy, red in color, deep fried chicken chunks often served as bar snacks, entrée or quick appetizer accompanied by onion slices, slit green Chillies and lemon wedges. It has a unique taste and is a finger licking dish. Preparing the chicken 65 differs from one place to another. It can be prepared with or without bones. The savour and strong essence of this dish comes from a mix of amazing spices like pepper powder, garam masala, vinegar etc and finally addition of green Chillies and curry leaves a brilliant zest to the chicken pieces.
This is a fantastic snack dish made in Phillips air fryer using just a tsp of oil yet is extremely delicious to taste and has a nice crunch on the outer side.
Chicken breast — 250 gms
Turmeric powder – pinch
Garam masala powder — ¼ tsp
Pepper powder — ½ tsp
Coriander powder — ½ tsp
Kashmiri chili powder — 1 tsp
Vinegar — 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Ginger — 1″ piece
Garlic — 5 -6 cloves
Egg white — 1 tsp
Rice flour — 1 tsp
All-purpose flour — 1 tsp
Oil — 1 tsp
Curry leaves — 2-3 sprigs
Green Chilies, Slit – 3-4 no’s
1. In a bowl add in the chicken pieces. Add turmeric powder, garam masala powder, pepper powder, coriander powder, Kashmiri chili powder, vinegar and mix all the spices well to coat the chicken pieces. Add little salt and mix well.
2. Blend few fresh ginger and garlic pieces and grind to a nice paste. Add this to the chicken pieces and mix well. Take in 1 tsp of egg white and mix well. Add 1 tsp of rice flour, 1 tsp of all purpose flour and mix well. Add 1 tsp of oil and mix again. Mix and coat the chicken pieces evenly with the spices and rest for about 4-5 hrs.
3. Preheat the air fryer at 180 degree C for 5 minutes. Drop all the chicken pieces into the air fryer basket and fry for another 6-8 minutes. After 4 minutes, remove the basket toss the pieces and fry again for about 3 minutes. Pull the basket out and add in some slit green Chillies and curry leaves and fry for about 3-4 minutes.
4. Remove and transfer the chicken pieces into a serving plate and serve hot.
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