Malai boti chicken

You can never praise this malai chicken recipe enough. This recipe is JUST PERFECT! I am not exaggerating, the first time I made it, everyone couldn’t stop praising enough, till I literary started to get embarrassed but this recipe is THAT good. Don’t believe me, try it for yourself.

This Malai boti chicken recipe is the best one you could find. The chicken with creamy texture will literary melt in your mouth and the grinded almonds give this recipe a smooth, soft, creamy texture. Marinate the chicken pieces for 1 hour and you will definitely love this recipe, insha Allah!

What you need

Chicken boneless——————————- 1/2 kg
Lemon juice————————————– 1 tbsp
Red chillies powder—————————- 1/2 tsp
Green chilies crushed————————- 2
Garlic paste————————————– 1 tsp
Ginger paste————————————- 1 tsp
Yoghurt——————————————— 2 tbsp
Milk Pak cream———————————- 2 tbsp or any other packet cream preferably
Salt————————————————- 1 tsp
Coriander powder (dhania)——————- 1 tsp
Cumin powder (cumin)———————— 1/2 tsp
Almond paste———————————— 15 – 20 almonds
Gram Masala powder————————– 1/2 tsp
White pepper powder————————– 1/2 tsp
Coal———————————————— will be used in the end for smoking flavour/effect

How it’s made

  1. Blanch your almonds and grind them to fine powder ( btw blanching means to throw your almonds in hot water to remove their skin) and set aside.
  2. Crush green chillies/grind them to a paste and set aside.
  3. Clean your boneless chicken and pat dry. (the chicken pieces should be dry, this is very Important)
  4. Marinate your chicken pieces in salt and lemon juice and leave it to marinate for 10 minutes.
  5. Once done add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  6. Marinate your chicken for 1 hour and then apply your chicken pieces on wooden skewers and either grill it on your grilling pan or use your regular frying pan. Pour 2 tbsp of oil in your pan.
  7. Place your sticks on it and then cook for 2 minutes and turn, and the cook till the chicken is done, dana, done done “D
  8. Once done, heat up a coal and give your chicken pieces a smoking flavour.

Serve it with Naan or pita bread. Lemon wedges and salad works well with it as well.

About |eemz

A (25, no not any more) 26 year old wife, mom, writer, jack of all trades. A someone who cooks for fun like a pro, living her dream :) Alhumdolillah!
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20 Responses to Malai boti chicken

  1. sumaiya says:

    If i dnt wana use white pepper????
    my mother in law doesnt like white pepper’s smell:/

    • |eemz says:

      yeah you can omit but one thing you have to be careful about white pepper is that it has very strong smell so add 1/2 tsp of it and I’m sure you’re mother-in-law will not even notice, insha Allah! :) Do not increase the amount.

  2. sumaiya says:

    Ok. Its on my week plan now

  3. Sarah Rahman says:

    Although, I am not a good cook..I tried making this today and it was perfect! Many thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Blessings!! :)

  4. Sana says:

    aoa thanx haleema 4 da advice …malai boti was alla my husband liked it very much…forgot to take pic ..thanx once again

  5. Noor says:

    Leemz, please new recipes! My recently-born passion for cooking is dying without any new recipes from you… what happened to magical mondays? And you know my requests so please do them next!
    And also, I was wondering if you could recommend me some other blogs like yours… like Pakistani cooking blogs, if u know any?

    • |eemz says:

      I’ve been hibernating so ya know… Recipes will be coming soon insha Allah, just hold in there. And here’s another blog, although I don’t know anything about the authenticity of the blog but it seems good enough, give it a shot…

  6. ireej says:

    I couyld not get the frying part i trid the recipe but i had trouble in frying. can we fry it seperately lyk normal chicken widout applying on wooden skewers?????

    • |eemz says:

      Yes frying can get a bit tricky with small frying pan or large wooden sticks. So go ahead and fry them loosely without the sticks. won’t spoil anything 😀

      Thank you so much for trying though 😀

  7. sumaiya says:

    I made it today.

    Just perfect MashAllah

  8. Mrs Athar says:

    I made it last eve got ifftaaari dinner. It was yummier than I can explain . Made me proud as a cook :)

  9. Sarah says:

    Salaam! I am so excited to have discovered a fellow Pakistani blogger, am going to make this tonight!

  10. ms memon says:

    Can I GRILL it in my microwave?

  11. Mike says:

    i am always having when i try fry onions to brown either it get over brown (bitter) or does not get brown texture. Any tips please

    • |eemz says:

      Hi Mike, thank you for your comment :) Trust me I also had a bitter sweet relationship with brown onions, sometimes they would turn brown in split second while other times, they were uncokked and soggy, so yeah I struggled but then I got the perfect tip from my gurus/experts. Here’s my post on how to brown onions try it and let me know if you find it helpful :)

  12. Mike says:

    i am always having a problem when i try fry onions to brown either it get over brown (bitter) or does not get brown texture. Any tips please

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