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Creamy Malai Chicken



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 45 mins (15m prep + 30m cook)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

Malai chicken

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a bowl, combine yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, kasuri methi, and salt.
  2. 2.Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and mix well, ensuring each piece is coated with the marinade. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes, or refrigerate overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. 3.Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the marinated chicken and cook until it is browned and cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.
  4. 4.Reduce the heat to low and add the heavy cream. Stir well to combine and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  5. 5.Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot with naan or rice.
  6. 6.Enjoy the creamy and flavorful Malai Chicken!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor a spicier version, add more green chilies or red chili powder.
  • chevron_rightIf you prefer a milder flavor, reduce the amount of red chili powder.
  • chevron_rightMake sure to use boneless and skinless chicken thighs for a tender and juicy result.
  • chevron_rightServe with steamed basmati rice or naan bread for a complete meal.