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Marinated Malai Chicken Tikka: For Deep Flavor

Craving a juicy, flavorful chicken dish that’s easy to prepare? Look no further than Marinated malai chicken tikka! This classic Indian recipe features tender chicken pieces marinated in a creamy yogurt blend, then cooked to perfection for a taste explosion.

Instruction:

How to make Marinated Malai Chicken Tikka:

Recipe by payalCourse: Flavour ChroniclesCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Intermediate
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

2

hours 
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

150

kcal

Let’s prepare the delicious Marinated Malai Chicken Tikka and delight in the creamy textures and rich aromas of this recipe as we explore its tantalizing flavors.

Ingredients

  • 500g boneless chicken, cut into cubes

  • 1 cup yogurt

  • 2 tbsp fresh cream

  • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

  • 1/4 cup cashew paste (optional, for a richer flavor)

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tsp garam masala

  • 1 tsp coriander powder

  • 1 tsp cumin powder

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • Salt to taste

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish

Directions

  • For Marination:
    1. Combine yogurt, fresh cream, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice, garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, and salt in a bowl.

    2. Mix well to create a smooth marinade.

    3. Add chicken cubes, ensuring they are evenly coated.

    4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • For Skewering and Grilling:
    1. Preheat grill or oven to medium-high heat.

    2. Thread marinated chicken cubes onto skewers.

    3. Brush with oil to prevent sticking.

    4. Grill for 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown.
  • For Serving:
    1. Remove from grill or oven and transfer to a serving plate.

    2. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

    3. Serve hot with mint chutney and naan bread.

Tips:

  • Add cashew paste for extra creaminess.
  • Soak wooden skewers in water before threading chicken.
  • Use a stovetop grill pan if needed.
  • For a smokier flavor, add a few cloves or a star anise to the marinade.

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