Relish the Rich Flavours of Malai Chicken at Home
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix hung curd, lemon juice, ginger paste, garlic paste, salt and garam masala. Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
  2. In a pan, heat oil and then add ghee. Once the oil is hot enough, add cloves, peppercorns and onions. Fry until translucent and add green chillies. Fry for a few seconds and then finally add the marinated chicken pieces with the marinade. Cook on high flame for about 5-6 minutes or until the chicken turns slightly brown.
  3. Add water and let the chicken cook nicely. Then add cream, milk, saffron, cardamom powder, white pepper and kasuri methi. Cook for about 2 minutes and add red chilli powder, garam masala and fried onions. Mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes more.
  4. Garnish with chopped almonds and serve hot with naan or laccha paratha.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Tips

You can also use fresh homemade malai or cream instead of store-bought cream.

Share your version of this recipe

Have you tried making malai chicken at home? We would like to try your variation, so don’t forget to send in your version of the recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use butter instead of ghee?

Yes. You can use butter if you don’t prefer ghee. However, for an authentic flavour, ghee is recommended.

Can I use Greek yoghurt rather than curd?

Yes. You can use low-fat regular or Greek yoghurt too for this recipe.

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Relish the Rich Flavours of Malai Chicken at Home
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix hung curd, lemon juice, ginger paste, garlic paste, salt and garam masala. Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
  2. In a pan, heat oil and then add ghee. Once the oil is hot enough, add cloves, peppercorns and onions. Fry until translucent and add green chillies. Fry for a few seconds and then finally add the marinated chicken pieces with the marinade. Cook on high flame for about 5-6 minutes or until the chicken turns slightly brown.
  3. Add water and let the chicken cook nicely. Then add cream, milk, saffron, cardamom powder, white pepper and kasuri methi. Cook for about 2 minutes and add red chilli powder, garam masala and fried onions. Mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes more.
  4. Garnish with chopped almonds and serve hot with naan or laccha paratha.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Tips

You can also use fresh homemade malai or cream instead of store-bought cream.

Share your version of this recipe

Have you tried making malai chicken at home? We would like to try your variation, so don’t forget to send in your version of the recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use butter instead of ghee?

Yes. You can use butter if you don’t prefer ghee. However, for an authentic flavour, ghee is recommended.

Can I use Greek yoghurt rather than curd?

Yes. You can use low-fat regular or Greek yoghurt too for this recipe.