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Malai Chicken Kebab

Charred and succulent cubes of chicken pieces with the amazing flavor from the spices, saffron and cream
Servings: 3



  • 500 gms chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp yoghurt
  • 3 tbsp cream
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 11/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • 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



  • Soak the chicken pieces in all the above ingreidents 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.


* You can use boneless thigh piece if you prefer that.
* To make the papaya paste, peal 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.