CooQ : Recipe: Chicken Malai Kebab

Chicken Malai Kebab

Mughlai | Mains

86 calories/serving
50 mins
Rich use of cream, with some cheese and yogurt. The resultant marinade spiked with ginger garlic and green chillies along with aromatics that result in a luxuriously rich and scrumptious appetiser.
Recipe by:
Your Food Lab


chicken breast
black pepper
garlic paste
ginger paste
hung curd
fresh cream
almond paste
green chilli paste
garam masala powder
kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves
white pepper powder
fresh coriander leaves
corn starch
bamboo skewer


1. Slice 500 gms chicken breast from between and further slice the chicken into thin slices.

2. Transfer it to a mixing bowl, add salt to taste, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tbsp ginger paste and 1 tbsp garlic paste. mix and marinate the chicken for 15 minutes.

3. In a separate bowl, add 3/4 cup hung curd, 1/2 cup fresh cream, 2 tbsp almond paste, 1 tsp green chilli paste, 2 tsp garam masala powder, 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves, 1/4 tsp white pepper powder, salt to taste and 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves. mix well.

4. Also add 1 tbsp corn starch and add the marinated chicken. mix and coat the second marination properly. marinate and set aside the chicken for atleast 1 hour.

5. Place a bowl in the centre and place a live charcoal in it. add few drops of oil, cover and smoke for 3-4 minutes. discard the coal.

6. Skew the marinated chicken in the bamboo skewers.

7. Heat a pan on medium heat, add 2 tbsp ghee and grill the chicken from all the sides for 3-4 minutes.

8. Your chicken malai tikka is ready to be served, sprinkle some chaat masala and squeeze some fresh lemon to elevate the taste, serve hot.

By Your Food Lab