It is my understanding that this is called Chicken 65 because it was the 65th item on the menu at Indian restaurants. I don't care what they call it. You will want to eat it 65 days a year it's so good. Eat this as a starter or as an appetizer. Served with lemon wedges on the side.
I made this for my friend who is Lebanese and she said she had to call her mom to tell her how good my recipe was. Serve with warm pita or crackers. When looking for eggplant, I read that the eggplant that has a circle on the bottom, rather than an oblong marking is less bitter. I swear by it. The oblong marking is a female eggplant (more seeds, more bitter) and the circle is a male (less seeds, less bitter). I'm not sure if there is any truth to it, but I made it once without checking the bottoms and it was very bitter.