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Mirch Malai Kababs  Recipe

Chicken pieces marinated with yogurt and cheese based marinade and grilled.

This recipe is from the book Any Time Temptations.

Preparation Time : 3-3.30 hour

Cooking time : 11-15 minutes

Servings : 4

Mirch Malai Kababs

Main Ingredients

Green chillies, Boneless chicken breasts





Level Of Cooking



  • Green chillies finely chopped
  • Boneless chicken breasts cut into 2 inch cubes
  • Fresh cream
    3/4 cup
  • Ginger paste
    2 tablespoons
  • Garlic paste
    2 tablespoons
  • White pepper powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Cheese grated
    1/2 cup
  • Mace powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Nutmeg powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
    1/2 cup
  • Egg
  • Butter
    for bastin


Step 1

Apply ginger paste, garlic paste, white pepper powder and salt to the chicken cubes and set aside. Mash the cheese to make into a smooth paste. Add green chillies, mace powder, nutmeg powder, coriander leaves and salt and mix.

Step 2

Add egg and mix well. Add chicken to the cheese mixture. Then add fresh cream and mix delicately. Keep in the refrigerator for about two to three hours.

Step 3

Put the chicken mixture onto the skewers and cook in a moderately hot tandoor or in a pre-heated oven (200°C) until it is just cooked and lightly coloured.

Step 4

Apply a little butter for basting and cook for another two minutes or till the chicken is fully cooked.

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