Friday 11 December 2009

Chicken 65

As a south Indian and moreover as an incorrigible meat-lover, if I didn't mention "Chicken 65" at least in one of my pages, then, I wouldn't be a believable non vegetarian, isn't it? Chicken 65 is one of the popular dishes served in the non-vegetarain restaurants and fast foods in India.

There are so many anecdotes revolving around the curious name of this dish, why Chicken 65 and what does 65 mean? and why not Chicken 20, 85, 69 or 75?

I'm definitely not the one who is going to ponder about the origin of this name but sufficiently inquisitive to puzzle over the addictive savor of this mysterious dish!


Chicken 65 has always taken a significant position in most of my party menus, in my family gatherings as well as the neighbour gathering (which is celebrated once in a year, as "Fête des voisins", which literally means Neighbours Party where this particular dish along with the Tandoori has always been a great success among the Frenchies in my neighbourhood) and it is a wonderful hot and spicy appetizer which can also be served as a side dish. I've tried so many differnet versions of this recipe and have relished them dearly but I found "the best of the best", my favourite recipe for this dish, HERE, while I was going through the remarkable notes of a wonderful chef named Ushnish Ghosh, (you can find his culinary delights HERE) who is also an absolute habitué of the majestic Himalayas! He has demonstrated the recipe so brilliantly (note the important tips he gives here and there) that one can far excel the taste of the best chicken 65 served in the restaurants.

Actually, I cooked these tender, hot, succulent and irresistible chicken pieces at first, for my guests two weeks back and was stupid enough to think that I'd take some clicks when all of them were gone....but I was totally wrong as the chicken pieces were gone too.....there was absolutely not a piece left.


But this tasted so divine that I did this once again exclusively for the four of us (ok, I agree, for the purpose of blogging it too) and we enjoyed it heartily !!

The recipe: you can see HERE   

Thanks to Ushnish Ghosh for this treasurable recipe!!! Enjoy and Have a nice Week-end!!

25 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful click,love chicken 65 anytime..so spicy and really delicious starter...And thanks a lot for dropping by,leaving a lovely comment and for joining in...do keep in touch,have a lovely weekend and take care

Faiza Ali said...

Oh My !!! that looks so delicious and yummy..I am drooling here by just looking at your pics. Lovely click.

Latha said...

Chicken 65...loved by most of them. That look & color would mesmerize anyone :).

Sarah Naveen said...

Oh My!!! chicken looks fabulously yummy dea..!!!
I wanna grab that now..

Dolly said...

Simply Beautiful!!!!. Your Chicken 65 looks so spicy and delicious. No wonder its a hit item in your parties. I know the feeling when you cook something this good , better take the pitures before u set it out on the table...because its gone in minutes.lol.Thanks to Ushnish as well.

vineetha said...

First time in ur lovely space...U have a wonderful blog here.
Chicken 65 looks absoluely fabulous.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

OMG what a Delicious looking chicken..wish I could grab and run away heee:DDD

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Akal
You made my day!! I cant believe, such a valuable certificate from a great cook like you!!Thank you so much.
I am trying to reproduce another chicken 65 which I had learnt long back. ( There wont be much difference in taste though, but a little difference in cooking method ).
Have a great weekend

Prasukitchen.blogspot.com said...

loved the color iam sure it would have tasted great yaar..

Vrinda said...

Mouthwatering 65 dear and a nice click,yummm

Priya said...

Tempting and delicious chicken 65..yumm!

Cham said...

Delectable one- no wonder it dissapear in min from the plate!

kothiyavunu said...

Its my favourite too.........am drooling cing the picture...that looks wonderful!!!

Lavanya Siva said...

OMG........just cant see the picture, i am drooling here.............Great clicks too

Padhu said...

Pictures look lovely!

Tina said...

Colourful and tempting chicken 65...Yummyyyyy.

Soma Pradhan said...

Wow...What a chicken curry...Lovely dear..

ganga said...
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ganga said...

looks wonderful.........

Yasmeen said...

This definitely looks as good as the restaurants :D

Malar Gandhi said...

No one can beat this, looks awesome. And you know I like chicken, right...this is so unfair, I need to go for shopping now. Pictures gave me an instant desire' planning to fix this for dinner.:)

Padma said...

Looks awesome ....

Nostalgia said...

Fantastic...looks nicely coated in the masala.. I am sure it tasted yum..

Viki's Kitchen said...

Chicken 65 seems gorgeous. I can finish the whole plate now:) I like your version very much...looks so juicy and no wonder it captures everbody's attention in the party. Ushnish's pictorial explanation also makes me crave...

Uma S said...

Vino->tried this a couple of days back, and was delicious.this prep is a lot different than the deep-fried version of the traditional chick-65.There's always a problem with the chick here,as it gets too dry and hard.But this one was perfect, i guess I wud be making this more often!

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