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Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 30 mins Rest Time 5 mins Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 3
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


If you want to try one of my chicken recipes, please try this one! I don't know why I took me so long to try making this malai tikka at home. It was so delicious that it has become my favourite way of eating chicken! It is perfect for the ones who do not tolerate spices well as its marinade is very mild and based on yogurt, cream, cashew and lemon and I just added 3 spices. "Malai" means "cream" in hindi and tikka means basically "bits/pieces". The secret ingredient of the marinade which blew my mind by giving the chicken such a great consistency! You really need to try this❤️



  1. Preparing the marinade

    Start by cutting the chicken in cubes and add them to a bowl.

    For the marinade, just add all the listed ingredients above and mix everything well making sore that every piece of chicken is coated in the marinade. For the cashew powder, I have used mortar and pestle and it gave a very fine powder. The same I did for the ginger garlic paste. For best results, marinate the meat at least 5-6 hours or overnight. The meat becomes much more tender and flavourful this way.

    Put the chicken pieces on some long barbecue skewers and bake them or grill them for 20-25 minutes depending on the oven/grill.

    Serve them with garnish of your choice or simple chutney. Trust me, this is the best chicken you will ever try!

My name is Andreea and I live in Bucharest, Romania. Born with a passion for cooking, I grew a fondness towards global cuisine and the local food consumed around the world. Not only would I like to share this passion with you all but also introduce recipes from around the world that you can try and discover how incredibly good these dishes can be.