How to make Malai Chicken Curry - SK Khazana -

A rich and flavourful white chicken curry

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chicken leg boneless,

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Malai Chicken Curry - SK Khazana

Malai Chicken Curry - SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Malai Chicken Curry - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Chicken leg boneless cut into 1 inch cubes 500 grams

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Green cardamoms 8-10

  • Green chillies 2

  • Onions medium, quartered 1

  • Melon seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Cashewnuts 12-15

  • Garlic cloves 3-4

  • Salt to taste

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Fresh cream for drizzling

  • Micro greens for garnish


Step 1

Heat oil and 1 tbsp ghee in a pressure cooker, add 4-5 green cardamoms, broken green chillies, onion, melon seeds, cashewnuts and garlic cloves and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 2

Add 1 cup water and cover the cooker. Cook till 3-4 whistles are released.

Step 3

Allow the pressure to reduce completely. Open the cooker and blend the mixture with a hand blender till smooth.

Step 4

To make the gravy, heat remaining ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add remaining green cardamoms and sauté for 1 minute. Add chicken and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add salt and mix and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Strain the blended mixture into the pan and mix well. Add yogurt and adjust salt, mix well, cover and cook for 12-15 minutes or till the chicken is cooked completely.

Step 6

Add green cardamom powder and crushed black peppercorns and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes and take the pan off the heat.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl and drizzle fresh cream on top. Garnish with micro green and serve hot.

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