• Prep Time 15-20 minutes
  • Cook Time 25-30 minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

Chicken is marinated in a mixture of  heavy cream (Malai), herbs and spices and baked in a Tandoor or oven.


  • Fresh cream – 1 cup
  • Chicken thigh boneless, cut into cubes – 750 grams
  • Oil – for greasing
  • Salt – to taste
  • Ginger paste – 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
  • Nutmeg powder – a pinch
  • White pepper powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Lemon juice – ½
  • Processed cheese, grated – 1 cup
  • Cornflour – ½ Tablespoon
  • Green chillies, chopped – 2
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped – 2 Tablespoons
  • A pinch of green cardamom powder
  • Silver varq for garnishing



  1. Preheat the oven at 220 degree Celsius. Grease a baking tray with oil.
  2. Place chicken pieces in a bowl, add salt, garlic paste, ginger paste, nutmeg powder, white pepper powder and lemon juice. Mix well and set aside for one hour.
  3. Take a bowl add, grated cheese and mash with hands.
  4. Add cornflour, cardamom powder, chopped chillies, chopped fresh coriander leaves, marinated chicken pieces and mix well.
  5. Add cream and mix gently.
  6. Place the marinated chicken pieces onto baking tray and cooked into pre heated oven for twenty minutes.
  7. Transfer cooked chicken onto serving plate and garnish with silver varq.
  8. Serve hot.


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Fusion of Indian food with International Cuisine is what made Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi a sought after name within the Food industry. With a background of North India, Chef Harpal is a music lover and is fluent in English and five Indian regional languages - Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu.

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