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Monday, 6 October 2014

Chicken Malai Kebab

Chicken Malai Kebabs are creamy and tender kebabs made by marinating chicken in cream and spices and cooking them to make melt in mouth and smooth kebabs. Like my other kebab recipes, you can make this recipe too using different methods according to your convenience.


Boneless Chicken (cubes): 500 gms
Cream: 1 cup
Mozzarella Cheese: 1/2 cup
Cilantro: 2 tbsp
Green chillies: 2
Garlic: 8 - 10 cloves
Ginger paste: 1/2 tsp
Salt: to taste
Lemon juice: 2 tbsp
Cumin powder: 1 tsp
Nutmeg powder: 1 tsp
Black pepper powder: 1 tsp
Kasturi methi (dried fenugreek leaves): 2 tsp
Egg: 1
Corn flour: 1 tbsp
Butter: 2 tbsp

  1. Make a fine paste of Cilantro, green chillies, garlic by adding some lemon juice and very little water only if necessary.
  2. Marinate Chicken with Cream, Cheese (blend and make a paste of cheese by adding some cream), Cilantro-green chilly-garlic paste, ginger paste, salt, cumin powder, nutmeg powder, black pepper powder, kasturi methi. Combine all the ingredients well. Also add an egg and corn flour to hold the mixture together. Marinate Chicken for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Then just before baking chicken add melted butter to the chicken marinade and mix well.
  4. Soak bamboo skewers in cold water for sometime so that they don't burn while cooking.
  5. Then thread 4- 5 chicken pieces on each skewer.
  6. Cover a flat baking tray with foil and grease it and place the chicken skewers on the tray.Then preheat the oven to 450°F , Once its preheated place the tray in the oven and let it bake for 6 minutes, then turn the chicken on other side and let it bake for another 6 minutes.
  7. Then turn on the broil option in your oven on maximum heat and place the tray at a distance of 1/2 inch from the heating rod so that the chicken gets a nice grilled brown texture.
  8. Let the chicken cook for 4 - 5 minutes, then turn the chicken and let it cook for another 4 -5 minutes from the other side.
  9. Chicken Malai Kebab is ready,you can have this as an appetizer or with some Naan and curry.
I have used Light cream for making these kebabs, but depending on where you live you can use different creams, you can also use whipping cream or if you live in India or Pakistan you can also use the original malai.

If you don't have an oven you can also fry chicken or you can use a grill or bbq.

Hope you like this recipe. Feel free to post any comments or suggestions. Happy cooking!!! :)

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