The best thing we like about murgh (chicken) malai kebab is that it’s the easiest of kebab to make and tastes the best. The fusion of cheese and cream sauce with chicken grilled in oven produces a kebab that literally melts in the mouth. The secret behind murgh malai kebab to be so tender and succulent is simply the use of a meat tenderizer. If you cannot find off the shelf meat tenderizer then just use minced raw papaya skin instead. The use of meat tenderizer breaks the bonds in meat protein thus making it soft, easier to cook and digest.
In the marination we have used sour cream. As an alternative to sour cream, regular cream mixed with hung yogurt can also be used. Though traditionally grilled in a tandoor, at home this can be grilled on a charcoal grill or in a conventional electric oven. The easiest thing about using oven in this recipe is to use the highest temperature the oven offers. If the oven has broil feature then use broil feature or pre-heat the oven to 500 F. Just put the skewers in oven in broil mode or at 500 F and turn the skewers after 8 to 10 minutes and grill them for another 8 to 10 minutes and that’s it. Enjoy them as an appetizer with sliced onions and coriander chutney or wrap them up in chapati to make a roll.
Watch our video for the recipe and if you follow our video exactly you will be really amazed by the results. We ourselves were amazed when we first made it by following the recipe from chef Sanjay Thumma.
Boneless Chicken Breast – 1.5 lbs (~750 gms); Ground Black Pepper – 1 tsp; Meat Tenderizer – 1 tsp; Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp; Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp; Shredded Cheddar Cheese – 1/2 cup; Sour Cream – 3 tbsp; Green Chili – 5; Coriander Leaves – 1/2 cup; Salt – 1 tsp; Oil – 1 tbsp;