Malai Chicken Tikka is the zingiest recipe that one may lust for. The amazing, delicious Indian snacks are mesmerizing with the richness of its taste and the spices that are used to add flavor to it. Malai Chicken Tikka are bite sized pieces and are very lightly coated with cream, which favorably maintains the balance between the spices and cheese.
550 gms chicken thighs cut to bite size pieces
1 tbsp malt vinegar
4 garlic cloves ground to a paste
1” ginger ground to a paste
1 ½ tbsp Greek yogurt
50mls double cream
1 heaped tsp cornflour
25gms cheddar cheese grated
1 tsp green chili paste (add a bit less if you prefer less spicy)
1 tsp finely chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Melted butter for basting
Pinch garam masala powder
Pinch chaat masala powder or lime juice
Green chutney and onion rings to serve
Soak the chicken in the vinegar, garlic and ginger paste for 15-20 minute
In a separate bowl mix together the greek yogurt, double cream with the corn flour well making sure there are no lumps. Now add the grated cheese and mix well. Add the chili paste, chopped coriander and salt.
Add this mix to the chicken and marinate 20 minutes or preferably overnight.
Soak wooden skewers in water. Preheat the grill onto a high setting. Shake off the excess marinade and thread the chicken pieces onto the skewers. Place them on a wire rack on the top shelf.
Cook under the grill for 12-15 minutes. Baste with butter every 5 minutes and cook until the juices run clear and the chicken is cooked through slightly charred around the edges.
Take the chicken off the skewers and rest them over roti or naan, Sprinkle with a pinch of garam masala powder and chaat masala. Serve with a green chutney and onion salad.