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Malai Chicken

Updated on June 28, 2015

Mouth Watering Malai Chicken

Prep time: 2 hours
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 2 hours 25 min
Yields: 4 to 6 People


  1. Boneless chicken: 1 kg or 2 pounds.
  2. Yoghurt: 1 Cup.
  3. Fresh Cream / malai: 1 Cup.
  4. Ginger paste: 1 Tsp.
  5. Garlic Paste: 1 Tsp.
  6. Mustard Seeds: 1 Tbsp.
  7. Cumin Seeds: 1 Tbsp.
  8. Turmeric Powder: 1 Tsp.
  9. Red Chili Powder: 1 Tsp.
  10. Red Colour Food grade: 1 Tsp.
  11. Oil: 2 Tbsp.
  12. Salt: As per taste.
  13. Coriander leaves: 2 Tbsp. finely chopped.


  1. Wash chicken thoroughly making sure no blood or any impurity remains.
  2. Cut chicken in small pieces of 2 inch each.
  3. Now In a large bowl put all ingredients except fresh cream, mustard and cumin seeds.
  4. Add chicken and mix well.
  5. Refrigerate it for about 3 hours.
  6. Take a heavy base nonstick pan and put it on heat.
  7. Put fresh cream in the pan and reduce heat to medium.
  8. After a minute add cumin and mustard seeds.
  9. Stir for 30 seconds and add chicken with marinade.
  10. Mix chicken well with the cream and cover the pan.
  11. Reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes or so.
  12. After 15 minutes check for tenderness of chicken. If chicken is tender , then go to next step otherwise cook for couple of minutes more.
  13. Now uncover the lid and turn the heat of high.
  14. Cook till water evaporates, stirring regularly so chicken or malai do not stick to pan.
  15. Remove pan once gravy acquires desired thickness or dish is completely dry, it is your wish how you want it.
  16. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Roti, Paranthas or Naan.


  1. Always use heavy base pan.
  2. Use fresh cream.
  3. Stir chicken regularly when on high heat otherwise gravy would turn brown.

Malai Chicken

5 stars from 5 ratings of Malai Chicken


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    • Anamika S profile image

      Anamika S Jain 

      5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Really love this dish.

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      JR Krishna 

      5 years ago from India

      Great recipe. I have tried this. Thanks for sharing

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      Indian Chef 

      6 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Rajan . BTW i came on hubpages after so many months ..more than 15 months and i can not find share button anymore. Is it still here?

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      Dale Anderson 

      6 years ago from The High Seas

      I want to eat this!

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      7 years ago from India

      Wow... This looks simply mouth watering. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and awesome.

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      MG Singh 

      7 years ago from UAE

      excellent recipe and well presented

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      Shadaan Alam 

      7 years ago from India

      Looks so yummy and surely worth trying as well. Sharing this one

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      The malai chicken looks delicious. Need to try it.

      Voted up and rated 5 stars. Shared it.

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      Indian Chef 

      7 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Pstraubie48 for comment and share..

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      Patricia Scott 

      7 years ago from North Central Florida

      This looks like a delicious way to prepare chicken. A new alternative to the usual every day chicken recipes is a nice one to see.

      Bookmarking, sharing and pinning.

      Angels are on the way to you ps

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      Indian Chef 

      7 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks cheeluary for the comment.

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      7 years ago from INDIA

      Looks yummy and tempting.Thanks for sharing a good recipe of Malai Chicken with precise steps.


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