Chicken Malai Tikka

Mughlai cuisine is known to be very rich & delicious and normally I have seen every one appreciating & savoring the taste of Mughlai food.

Well here is a recipe, which I came across from net and tried and liked, so wanted to share. Here chicken is first marinated in a yoghurt & cream mix and then grilled, the chicken comes out soft with exquisite mughlai flavors. Try it!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time                      Cook Time            Total Time                             Yields

10 hours 15 mins             20 mins             10 hours 35 mins              3-4 Serving


Chicken breasts – 2 (washed, cleaned, boneless, skinless and cut into 4-5 inch pieces)

Ginger – 115 grams (paste)

Garlic – 115 grams (paste)

Green chili – 2 (finely chopped)

Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

Greek yoghurt – 2 tablespoon (thick curd)

Butter – 30 grams

Heavy cream – 1 tablespoon

Salt per taste

Ground black pepper – ½ teaspoon

Ground cumin – ½ teaspoon

Ground nutmeg – 1 teaspoon (freshly grated)

Cardamom powder – ½ teaspoon

Cream cheese – ½ cup

Cheddar or mozzarella cheese – 2 tablespoon

Corn flour – 1 tablespoon

Oil – 1 tablespoon


  • Pre heat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Sprinkle lemon juice and salt & ground black pepper on the chicken pieces and keep aside.
  • Now in a large mixing bowl add yoghurt, ginger & garlic paste, half of the butter, cream, cardamom, nutmeg & cumin powder, green chili, corn flour & cheese and mix well to form a smooth paste. Now add chicken pieces and mix well that all the pieces are well coated with this marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight to marinate the chicken.
  • Now bake in the pre heated oven for 15-20 minutes or till its done, check that it’s soft & tender and well cooked from inside and turns golden at edges. Half ways thru cooking baste the chicken with melted butter using a brush.
  • Take out and serve hot.

Note: Chicken malai tikka can be served with coriander or mint chutney. Bon Apatite!

Happy Cooking!!

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