Malai Chicken Recipe

Jan 27, 2018
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Malai Chicken is delicious and tasty dish. Make this recipe at home and surprise your family.


For Chicken Marination:

  • Boneless chicken cubes 1 kg
  • Ginger paste 1/2 tbsp
  • Garlic paste 1/2 tbsp
  • Yogurt 1 cup

For Masala:

  • Butter 50 gm
  • Finley chopped onions 2-3
  • Ginger paste 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic paste 1/2 tsp
  • Tomato puree 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Roasted & crushed cumin seeds 1-1/2 tsp
  • Cream 1/4 cup
  • Green chilies 4-5
  • Ginger julienne 1 inch
  • Coriander leaves few
  • Oil 1/2 cup
  • Coal


  1. For chicken marination: Marinate chicken with all ingredients nicely and keep it in fridge for 1 to 2 hours.
  2. For masala: Heat butter and oil in pot.
  3. Then add onions, ginger paste and garlic paste and fry on high flame until onions are soft.
  4. Now add tomato puree, garam masala powder, cumin seeds, red chili powder, salt and 1/2 cup water, mix it nicely and cook until oil comes on surface.
  5. Then add marinated chicken with marination, 1/2 cup water and wait for boil on high flame.
  6. Then cover it and cook on low to medium flame until chicken tender and oil comes on surface.
  7. Now add cream and mix it nicely.
  8. Add ginger, green chilies and coriander leaves, mix it nicely and close flame.
  9. Then add coal, keep foil in curry, put coal in foil, put little oil on coal and cover it until coal settles.
  10. Then take out in serving bowl and serve hot with paratha or naan.

Malai Chicken is mouth-watering dish. Chicken is marinated with paste and yogurt. Then cooked with tomato, onion & spices masala in butter & oil. Then mixed with cream, green chilies, coriander leaves & ginger, given smoke of coal and served hot with hot naan or paratha.

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