Chicken Malai Curry

Prep Time: 30 Min Cook time: 60 Min


      For Marination:
  • Garlic2 Tablespoons
  • Ginger, fresh2 Tablespoons
  • Green Chili , paste1 Tablespoon
  • Table Cream1 Cup
  • Curry Powder1 Tablespoon
  • Black Pepper1 Tablespoon
  • Paprika1 Tablespoon
  • Coriander Powder2 Tablespoons
  • Salt1 Teaspoon or To Taste
  • Crushed Red Chili 1 Tablespoon
  • Chicken1 Kg
  • Ghee or Canola Oil2-4 Tablespoons
  • Olive Oil2-4 Tablespoons
    1. For Gravy:
  • Curry Leaves7-9 leaves
  • Ginger1 Tablespoon
  • Garlic1 Tablespoon
  • Onion1 and 1/2 cups
  • Tomatoes1 and 1/2 cups
  • Cashew Nuts8-10
  • Water1 and 1/2 cups
  • Table Cream1/2 cup
  • Plain Yogurt1/2 cup
  • Coriander Powder1 Tablespoon
  • Cayenne 1 Teaspoon
  • Paprika 1 Tablespoon
  • SaltTo Taste
  • CilantroFor Garnish
  • Carrots1 Cup
  • Cilantro Stems1 Cup
  • Ghee1/3 Cup
  • Dry Red Chili3-5


  • Cut and wash the chicken and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix table cream, garlic, ginger, salt, curry powder, paprika powder, black pepper, coriander powder, chili paste, olive oil and crushed red chili and add chicken pieces and mix again. Cover the marinated chicken with a plastic or airtight container, and refrigerate over night.
  • The next day, cook the marinated chicken in the two tablespoonfuls of oil and make sure to keep stirring for the first 5-8 minutes to avoid burning.
  • Then cover the pot with the lid and cook on low-medium heat and stir in between until the chicken is tender.
  • When the chicken is soft and dry, remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a pan add melted ghee and cook dry red chili, garlic, ginger, curry leaves and onion until onion is lightly brown.
  • When the onion is lightly brown, remove the red chilies and add tomatoes, carrots, cilantro stems, cashew nuts, and salt.
  • Then, cook the tomato on medium heat for some time. When tomatoes and carrots are soft, remove the pot from heat and pour the tomatoes mixture with one and a half cups of water to a food processor bowl. Blend well the mixture to become soft and smooth.
  • Transfer the smooth mixture back to the pot and add the table cream, plain yogurt, chicken curry Masala, Paprika, cayenne, coriander powder, and cook it again for some other time.
  • Now, add the cooked chicken and the red chilies and mix it well with the gravy.
  • Cover the pot with the lid and cook the chicken malai curry on low- medium heat for 20-30 minutes or until oil separates on the edges.
  • Final touch, sprinkle some chopped coriander and serve.
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