Recipe for Malai Chicken Kebabs


  • 500 gms chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp yogurt
  • 3 tbsp cream
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 11/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 2 chopped green chilies
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 2-3 tbsp butter/ghee for the marinade and
  • 1-2 tbsp butter/ghee for basting while grilling
  • 1 tbsp raw papaya paste
  • 2 tbsp saffron water (soak few strands of saffronin warm water for 5 minutes)
  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • Salt to taste

Cooking Directions

Soak the chicken pieces in all the above ingredients except salt and marinate overnight.

Add in the salt just before grilling. Grill till cooked.

Remember to baste the chicken with a little ghee twice while grilling.

Notes: You can use boneless thigh piece if you prefer that.

To make the papaya paste, Peel the papaya and and make a paste out of it in a blender.

Do not overcook the meat.

You have to marinate this overnight to get tender kebabs.

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