Malai Chicken Tikka: English - Urdu Recipe

Malai Chicken Tikka: English – Urdu Recipe

Malai Chicken Tikka

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Malai Chicken Tikka

Ingredients:

  1. Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  2. Salt – 1/2 tsp
  3. Boneless and skinless chicken breasts – 2 approx 310g (11 oz), cut into 2cm (4/5 inch) pieces
  4. Greek-style natural unsweetened yogurt – 2 tbsp
  5. Butter – 30 gm (1 oz)
  6. Double cream – 1 tbsp
  7. Adrak lahsun ka masala – 1 tbsp (see below)
  8. Green cardamoms – 3 seeds only
  9. Ground cumin – 1/2 tsp
  10. Freshly grated nutmeg – 1/2 tsp
  11. Green finger chillies – 2 finely chopped
  12. Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp
  13. Cheddar cheese – 2 tbsp finely grated

Method:

  • Sprinkle lemon juice and salt over the chicken pieces, cover and set aside.
  • Mix the yogurt, half the butter, the cream , adrak lahsun ka masala, cardamoms, cumin, nutmeg, chillies, the oil, and cheese and blend into a smooth paste.
  • Pour over the chicken, making sure it is all well coated, and marinate the meat for 1 hour, covered, in the refrigerator.
  • Soak 4 – 6 wooden skewers in cold water for 15 minutes to prevent them burning.
  • Skewer the chicken and barbecue, or grill under a preheated grill, for 10 minutes on each side until light brown and cooked through, or simply bake in a preheated 180°C / 350°F / gas mark 4 oven for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
  • Halfway through cooking, baste with the remaining butter (melted).
  • Serve hot or cold on the skewers with zeers rice or khasta roti.

Adrak Lahsun ka Masala – Ginger and garlic Paste

Ingredients:

  1. Ginger root – 115 gm (4oz) peeled and coarsley chopped
  2. Garlic cloves – 115 gm (4oz)

Method:

  • In a food processor blend the ginger and garlic together to a smooth paste.
  • If necessary, add 15 ml (1 tbsp) cold water.
  • Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.





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