Murgh Malai Kebab Recipe - Chicken Malai Kebab

Make this Murgh Malai Kebab Recipe which is a creamy chicken kebab adapted from the Mughlai cuisine. The kebab has a rich creamy creamy taste along with earthy and aromatic flavours. It makes a great dish to serve for parties or even simply enjoy a delicious meal with your family along with chutney, herbed garlic bread, a chilled salad for a simple dinner.

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Murgh Malai Kebab Recipe - Chicken Malai Kebab
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Murgh Malai Kebab Recipe is a rich creamy kebab recipe from the Mughlai cuisine.  These melt in mouth Murgh Malai Kebab is dunked in a white margination of fresh cream, hung yogurt and cheese spread, with the addition of ginger- garlic-green chilli paste, further seasoned with some spice powders like nutmeg and cardamom lending their earthy notes to this royal dish.

Normally, these kebabs are made in tandoor over charcoal, however we have chosen an oven baking method and a surprise method of how one can add a smoky flavour to these kebabs. 

Serve Murgh Malai Kebab Recipe as an appetizer along with Pudina Dahi Chutney Recipe and Lacha Pyaz Recipe 

Here are few more Mughlai delicacies

  1. Mughlai Bhindi Recipe (Spicy Okra Curry)
  2. Mughlai Style Chicken Haleem Recipe
  3. Kalmi Kabab Recipe - Mughlai Style Chicken Tangdi Kebab

Cuisine: Mughlai
Course: Appetizer
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Prep in

150 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

170 M


4 Servings


  • 400 grams Boneless chicken , cut into two inch cubes
  • To be ground into paste
  • 2 inch Ginger
  • 8 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • For the marination
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh cream
  • 2 tablespoons Britannia Cheese Spread - Asli Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Hung Curd (Greek Yogurt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon White pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Corn flour
  • 1 teaspoon Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
  • Salt , to taste
  • Butter (Salted) , for basting

How to make Murgh Malai Kebab Recipe - Chicken Malai Kebab

  1. To begin making the Murgh Malai Kebab Recipe, prep all the ingredients for the marinade and keep it ready. Wash and pat dry the chicken too and set aside. 

  2. Make a paste of the ginger, garlic and green chillies. You could optionally add 2 tablespoons of water to blend into a paste.

  3. To marinate the chicken, in a large mixing bowl, combine the fresh cream, hung curd, cream cheese, salt, ginger garlic and green chilli paste, garam masala powder, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, white pepper powder, lemon juice, corn flour and kasuri methi. Mix well. 

  4. Add in the boneless chicken cubes and mix well until the chicken is evenly coated. Cover the bowl and set aside the Murgh Malai Kebab to marinate for a minimum of 3 hours. You can also refrigerate it for a longer time. 

  5. To bake in the oven, preheat the oven to 200 degree celsius for 10 minutes. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil, grease generously with oil. 

  6. Arrange the Murgh Malai Kebab in skewers, place them on the baking tray and bake for 10 minutes. 

  7. After 10 minutes, baste the Murgh Malai Kebab with butter and remaining marinade if any. Flip and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until done. 

  8. Remove from the oven when almost done. Turn on the flame on your gas stove, hold the skewers over the flame, for a slightly roasted and smoked flavour and colour. 

  9. Serve hot Murgh Malai Kebab Recipe as an appetizer along with Pudina Dahi Chutney Recipe Dip and Lacha Pyaz Recipe