Malai Chicken Cooked from Scratch

Enjoy Creamy Malai Chicken at Home with This Quick Recipe!

We all love the soft and creamy malai chicken every time we order it at the restaurant. The delectable taste of murg malai chicken is due to its harmonious blend of Indian spices with milk and butter. It is best enjoyed with tandoori roti or butter naan.

Malai chicken is one of the most treasured Indian dishes and is close to the hearts of foodies. Though you get malai chicken all over India, every region alters the recipe according to its taste.

Murg Malai Chicken is originally an authentic Punjabi dish. Undoubtedly, all the versions of malai chicken are delicious. However, the authentic Punjabi malai chicken gravy is a real treat to the taste buds.

According to the Punjabi style malai chicken recipe, the marinated chicken pieces are simmered in milk, butter, and Indian spices. The dish is also famous for the name murg malaiwala.

Let us now see which chicken cuts are best for the malai chicken recipe and how to make them.

What Are The Best Cuts For Malai Chicken Recipe?

Boneless chicken breast or thigh cuts are ideal for malai chicken. For this, we recommend our Chicken – Leg – Boneless Cubes. They are easy to eat, making them ideal for kids. However, you could use chicken drumsticks for a richer flavour.

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Enjoy Creamy Malai Chicken at Home with This Quick Recipe!
  1. How To Make Malai Chicken Curry Recipe: For Marination: Take chicken cuts into a bowl. Now add 2 spoons of curd, 1 teaspoon garam masala, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon ginger/garlic paste. Mix this together well, cover it and let it marinate for 4-5 hours.
  2. For Creamy Malai Chicken Curry Recipe (Murgh Malaiwala)
  3. Take a heavy-bottomed pan and heat it on a medium flame. Once hot, add butter and oil.
  4. Add bay leaves, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon stick, mace, and cumin seeds.
  5. After a few seconds, add chopped onions and green chilli.
  6. Fry the onions till they become a little translucent.
  7. Then add tomato puree, salt, turmeric, ginger/garlic paste and Kashmiri red chilly powder. Stir the ingredients well in the pan.
  8. Pour milk and cream into the pan.
  9. Let the spices cook for another 5 minutes.
  10. Now add the marinated chicken pieces and chicken masala powder to the pan.
  11. Add a cup of water and stir everything in the pan.
  12. Cover the pan and cook the chicken on medium flame until the meat is cooked through and the gravy has thickened.
  13. Garnish the malai chicken with fried onions and serve it hot.
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The above malai chicken curry recipe is sure to tantalise your tastebuds! Be sure to try it out and let us know in the comments what you think. Also, don’t forget to snap a few photos and share them on Instagram using #MadeWithLicious, we’d love to see your dish. Happy cooking!

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