Creamy Malai Tikka: A Delightful Pakistani Dish

Malai Tikka is a popular Pakistani dish known for its tender texture and rich flavor. These chicken tikka pieces are marinated with a mixture of cream, yogurt, and spices, then grilled or baked to achieve a deliciously creamy and tender result. In this article, we’ll show you how to prepare Malai Tikka at home to tantalize your taste buds.


– 500g chicken breast, cut into cubes
– 1/2 cup cream (malai)
– 1/2 cup yogurt
– 2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste
– 1 teaspoon garam masala
– 1 teaspoon cumin powder
– 1 teaspoon coriander powder
– 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
– 1 teaspoon paprika (for mild spiciness)
– Salt to taste
– Juice of one lemon
– Fresh cilantro leaves and lemon wedges for garnish
– Wooden skewers (soaked in water beforehand)


  • In a bowl, combine the cream, yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric, paprika in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or ideally overnight.
  • Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto the soaked wooden skewers.
  • The tikka skewers can be grilled or baked in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius. Grill them for about 15-20 minutes or until fully cooked and lightly browned. Alternatively, you can bake them in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, flipping the skewers halfway through the cooking time.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and lemon wedges.
  • Serve the Malai Tikka with naan bread or rice and relish this delicious Pakistani dish!

Malai Tikka is an enticing Pakistani dish that’s perfect for parties or special occasions. With its tender texture and rich cream sauce, it’s sure to be a treat for any lover of Pakistani cuisine. Try out this recipe to impress your family and friends and lose yourself in the flavors of Pakistani cooking.

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