Malai Chicken

Ingredients 1x2x3x

  • 1 kg Chicken (Curry cut)
  • 2 tbsp Hung curd
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Ghee Clarified butter
  • 3-4 Clove
  • 5-6 Black peppercorn
  • 1 and ½ cups Onion (chopped)
  • 2 Green chilli (slit into half)
  • 100 ml Fresh cream
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 pinch Saffron strands
  • ½ tsp Cardamom powder
  • ½ tsp White pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp Kasuri methi (crushed)
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • ½ cup Fried Onion


  • Mix hung curd, lemon juice, ginger paste, garlic paste, salt and garam masala powder in a bowl.
  • Add chicken pieces and mix well.
  • Cover the bowl with a cling film and refrigerate for up to 3-4 hours.
  • Heat oil and ghee in a pan.
  • When the oil is hot, add cloves and black peppercorns.
  • Add onion and fry till translucent.
  • Add green chilli and fry for a few seconds.
  • Now add the marinated chicken along with the marinade and cook on high heat for 5-6 minutes till the chicken is slightly browned and the raw smell is gone.
  • Add 1 cup water and cover and cook until chicken is done.
  • Add cream, milk, saffron strands, cardamom powder, white pepper powder and fenugreek leaves and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Now add red chilli powder and garam masala powder and mix well.
  • Add crushed fried onions and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add warm water if you want a thinner gravy and bring it to a boil.
  • Garnish with almond flakes and serve hot with Laccha paratha or Naan.

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