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Creamy Chunks (Malai Tikka) Recipe

Creamy Chunks (Malai Tikka) – A detectable appetiser recipe with a creamy yet soft texture that makes your parties even more special.

Malai tikka is a Mughlai dish with boneless chicken pieces marinated in a compelling blend of yoghurt and cheese. These succulent pieces are then grilled to perfection in a traditional tandoor and cooked with utmost finesse in an oven.

This scrumptious recipe is a favourite on any occasion, such as potlucks, kitty parties, picnics, and game nights.

Let’s see the recipe for this delicious dish:

Ingredients Required:

  • 250 grams boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¼ cup hung yoghurt
  • 4 tbsp fresh cream
  • ½ cup grated processed cheese
  • ½ tbsp green chilli paste
  • ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • White pepper powder to taste
  • ¼ tbsp green cardamom powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ tbsp nutmeg powder
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • ½ tbsp garam masala powder
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • Butter for greasing
  • Lemon wedges, onion rings, and green chutney for serving


  • Start by cutting the chicken into small, bite-sized cubes.
  • Finely chop coriander leaves and green chillies.
  • Add grated mozzarella cheese for a creamy texture.
  • Blend ginger-garlic paste, salt, and black pepper powder in a generous bowl.
  • Add the diced boneless chicken, ensuring an even coating, then marinate for 15-30 minutes.
  • Mix grated mozzarella, green chillies, mace powder, nutmeg powder, and coriander leaves in a separate bowl.
  • Thoroughly mash the grated cheese for a velvety texture.
  • Crack an egg into the mixture, add the marinated chicken, pour fresh cream, and mix well.
  • Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 3-4 hours to let the flavours blend.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C for 5-10 minutes.
  • Arrange the marinated chicken on a baking tray.
  • Roast until the chicken takes on a tempting, slightly dark hue.
  • Introduce a dollop of butter, then return to the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Extract from the oven carefully, transferring the succulent dish to a stylish serving tray.
  • Present with a crisp salad and golden french fries for an utterly delightful culinary experience.

Pro Tip:

  • Let your chicken soak in a well-balanced marinade made of yoghurt, cream, aromatic spices, and herbs for an extended period to infuse the protein with flavour.
  • You can simply utilise ginger-garlic paste instead of green chilli.

We hope our tender, juicy, and super easy creamy chunks (Malai Tikka) recipe from Aagaman Restaurant leaves you with a palate-pleasing experience!

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