Chicken Malai Kebabs / Murgh Malai Kebabs

Ingredients (Serves 3 – 4)

1. Boneless chicken – 600 gm, cut into 1 inch cubes

2. Ginger-garlic paste – 1.5 tbsp

Thick yoghurt –  3 tbsp

Fresh cream / heavy cream – 3 tbsp

Green chilly paste – 1.5 tsp or paste of 7 – 8 green chilies

Lemon juice – 1 tbsp

Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Cardamom powder – 1 pinch (optional)

Almond paste – 1 tbsp (Soak 6 – 8 almonds in hot water for 1 hr. Peel off the skin. Grind to a fine paste adding little water. You can use cashew paste, cashew powder or 1 tbsp blanched almond flour instead.)

Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

Oil or melted butter – 2 tbsp

Salt – To taste

3. Ghee /melted  butter –  2  –  3 tbsp or as needed to baste

4. Wooden skewers (soaked in water for 30 minutes)/metal skewers –3 – 5

Method

1. Combine all the ingredients numbered 2. Taste-check for salt. Marinate chicken pieces with this mixture. Keep in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 2 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 30 – 45  minutes before baking/grilling.

2. Soak the wooden skewers for at least 30 minutes. Arrange the chicken pieces on the skewers.

3. Preheat the grill and grill the chicken pieces for about 10 – 15 minutes, turning occasionally OR Preheat oven at 500 F.  Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil and grease with oil/butter. Arrange the chicken pieces on the skewers and place inside the baking sheet. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes. Baste with ghee / melted butter.  Flip them over and baste with ghee/ butter. Bake for 6 – 7 minutes. Turn the oven to broil mode. Broil for 3 – 5 minutes until the chicken pieces are slightly charred. Take them out of the oven. Brush with melted butter / ghee. Serve with green chutney or raita, naan, Pulao, salad etc.

 

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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