Chicken Malai Tikka is a flavorful and textured appetizer, where chunks of chicken are marinated in yoghurt and spices, and barbequed. It is much loved by everyone.
Come to think of an elaborate festive meal or just a casual get-together, food seeps in that much-needed dash of happiness and joy to any occasion! And while the main course is being made beverages like Easy Strawberry Lemonade, Watermelon Ginger Juice, Blueberry Mojito, Red Wine Sangria, Virgin Jalapeno Guava Margarita and starters like Achari Paneer Tikka warm the conversations and appetite up for sure. At least that’s what I have come to believe through my diverse experiences, all ears to hear yours, my dear family. However, if you are remotely a chicken lover like my clan then Chicken Malai Tikka should be tried by you at least once.
A creamy, nicely grilled, tender starter, Chicken Malai Tikka or Murgh Malai Tikka will make you love bite size pieces of Indian snacks for once and for all. Malai means cream cheese or simply cream in India. So, when cream is fully tasted along with cooked pieces of chicken, you feel like you have shifted to the heavens.
Chicken Malai Tikka In Oven can be made as well by pre-heating the oven but I like Barbeque-ing as when you bast the chicken with butter on the same, the flavours turn out to be exceptional.
Trying your hand on Chicken Malai Tikka Recipe? Rest assured it is simple to make. While making so, keep ginger garlic paste, garam masala, cardamom powder, black pepper, green chillies handy, so that you can mix it all well with cream cheese and then marinate the chicken well in the same mix.
Just when you start expecting guests, put the marinated chicken pieces on skewers and cook it up quick. There you go, a royal yet simple starter is ready to be served with fresh green chutney.
It is lip-smacking, finely grilled yet irresistibly tender. I sure recommend you to try it super soon and my recipe with help you with everything else. Do go through it to make this tikka!
Recipe to make Chicken Malai Tikka
- Chicken breasts-4 (cut into small cubes)
- Cheddar cheese-½ cup
- Fresh cream-¼ cup
- Ginger garlic paste-4 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper powder-½ tsp
- Lemon juice-4 tsp
- Sour cream or hung yogurt-2 tbsp
- Olive oil- 3 tsp
- Cardamom powder-½ tsp
- Cumin powder-½ tsp
- Saffron- a pinch
- Oil for basting
- Skewers soaked in water overnight
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl
- Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 6 hours
- Put the pieces in the skewers
- Barbeque the chicken or bake in a pre heated oven at 180degrees till the chicken is browned from both the sides
- Keep rotating the skewers while cooking
- Bast with oil in between grilling
- Serve hot with coriander chutney and onions