Murgh Malai Tikka

Murgh Malai Tikka is a grilled chicken tikka with unique combination of spices along with curd, cream & cheese. These melt-in-your-mouth tikkas are super easy to make and are bursting with flavours.  

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Smothered in homemade marinade these tikkas will surely rock your barbeque party.

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A little different from regular grilled chicken tikka, this is a kind of chicken which can be served many ways –  as appetizer, snack, or main course with naan bread or rice.

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Recipe
Serves – 4

INGREDIENTS

A. For Chicken Marination
300g chicken breast, cut in cubes
100g hung curd
80g mozzarella cheese, shredded (room temperature)
50g fresh cream
¼ tsp red chilli powder 
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp chaat masala 
1 tsp ginger garlic paste 
⅛ tsp black pepper powder 
½ tsp oregano 
½ tsp cumin powder 
¼ tsp garam masala
Salt to taste

Juice of one lemon
2 tbsp ghee 
2 tbsp olive oil
Butter for greasing 
B. For Garnishing 
Onion rings 
Lemon wedges 
Chaat masala
Green Chutney (The Chutneys)

METHOD 

1. In a deep bowl, combine the hung curd, shredded cheese & cream. 

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2. Add in the red chilli powder, coriander powder, chaat masala, ginger garlic paste, black pepper powder, oregano, cumin powder, garam masala, salt & lemon juice. Mix well.

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3. Add the ghee & olive oil. Mix well.

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4. Make small slit in the chicken and massage it in the marination for about 10 minutes.

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Please Note: Don’t skip on massaging the chicken or else it wont become soft and tender. 

5. Marinate for atleast 4 hours.

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6. 30 minutes before cooking your chicken, dip some wooden skewers in water to prevent them from burning while cooking the chicken.

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7. Pre-heat the oven at 180ᵒ C. 

8. Grease a baking tray with butter.

9. Thread the pieces onto the wooden skewers and bake for about 16 minutes, turning them once in between. Later grill them on a high rack for 8-10 minutes.

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Please Note: Make sure the outer coating of the marinate does not turn dry. Allow it to remain slightly creamy.

Serve hot with some onion rings, lemon wedges, chaat masala & green chutney.

Happy Cooking!
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