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Malai Chicken Kebab recipe
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Prep Time
15min
Cook Time
30min
Total Time
45min
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Mouth-watering restaurant-style Malai Chicken Kebabs at home!

Ingredients

4 Servings

For Marination

  • 500g
    boneless chicken thighs
  • 4tbsp
    malai or cream
  • 4tbsp
    thick yogurt
  • 1tbsp
    ginger garlic paste
  • 1tsp
    salt
  • 1tsp
    corn flour
  • 1/2tbsp
    black pepper powder
  • 1tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 2tbsp
    cilantro (dhania)
  • 2
    finely chopped green chilies
  • 1/2tsp
    garam masala powder
  • 1tbsp
    cooking oil

For cooking

  • 1tbsp
    ghee
  • 1piece
    charcoal
  • Unsalted butter

How to make Malai Chicken Kebab

  1. Wash the chicken thighs thoroughly and pat dry them with a paper towel. Transfer to a bowl.

    Step 1.1: Wash the chicken thighs thoroughly and pat dry them with a paper towel
  2. Add all the ingredients in the marination section to the bowl and mix well with your hand. Keep the marination aside for at least 1 hour, the more the better. You can also keep the marination overnight!

    Step 1.1: Add all the ingredients in the marination section to the bowl and mix well with your hand
  3. In a nonstick or cast iron pan, add unsalted butter and place chicken thighs in the pan. Cook it for 10 mins on medium-high flame. After that flip it to the other side and cook it for another 10 mins. Once cooked, cut a little in the middle and check if the chicken is cooked properly, else cook for another 5 mins. Cook all the pieces in the same manner and take them out on a separate plate.

    Step 1.1: In a nonstick or cast iron pan, add unsalted butter and place chicken thighs in the pan
    Step 1.2: In a nonstick or cast iron pan, add unsalted butter and place chicken thighs in the pan
  4. Once the chicken is cooked, take a small piece of charcoal and burn it on the flame for 1-2 mins and add that in a piece of foil. Place the cooked chicken and the charcoal piece (in foil) in the pan and add 1 tbsp ghee to the burnt charcoal and close the lid. Let it sit for 2-3 mins to get that nice barbeque flavor in the chicken. The gas is not turned on in this step.

    Step 1.1: Once the chicken is cooked, take a small piece of charcoal and burn it on the flame for 1-2 mins and add that in a piece of foil
    Step 1.2: Once the chicken is cooked, take a small piece of charcoal and burn it on the flame for 1-2 mins and add that in a piece of foil
  5. Once done, throw away the charcoal and serve the hot chicken kebab. Pair it with cilantro mint chutney and enjoy!

    Step 1.1: Once done, throw away the charcoal and serve the hot chicken kebab

Tips & Tricks

  1. You can also cook the chicken in the oven. Cook the chicken for 40 mins total, with 20 mins each side. Make sure to flip the chicken to the other side after 20 mins. Continue doing the same charcoal step as mentioned above to the oven-cooked chicken for the barbeque flavor.

Reviews

5.0
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tarunk

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Amazing recipe. The kebabs turned out to be very delicious with the perfect spice balance.

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el1995

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Definitely restaurant style. Loved it.

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Garima Singhal

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Hey there! I’m Garima Singhal a talented home chef who's enthusiastic about cooking healthy and delectable meals. I was born and raised in India, but...

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