How to make Chicken 65 - SK Khazana -

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Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken leg, Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Chicken 65 - SK Khazana

Chicken 65 - SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken 65 - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Boneless chicken leg cut into 1 inch pieces 300 grams

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 1/2 teaspoons

  • Chicken Masala 3 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Curry leaves 30-35

  • Lemon 1/2

  • Red chilli paste 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Rice flour 1/4 cup

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Green chillies slit 3-4

  • Garlic chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Lemon wedges to serve


Step 1

Take chicken cubes in a bowl, add yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, chicken masala, salt, crushed black peppercorns. Finely chop 12-15 curry leaves and add. Squeeze lemon into it and add red chilli paste and mix till all the chicken cubes are well coated. Keep the chicken in the refrigerator to marinate 25-30 minutes.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 3

Add rice flour and refined flour in the marinated chicken mixture and mix well.

Step 4

Drop the chicken pieces into the hot oil and deep fry till crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Heat 1½ tbsps oil in a non-stick wok, add green chillies, garlic and remaining curry leaves and sauté for a few seconds. Add fried chicken pieces and toss well. Take the pan off the heat.

Step 6

Transfer onto a serving plate and serve hot with lemon wedges.

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