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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Pan Fried Chicken With Rich & Creamy Sauce/ Malai Chicken Boti Recipe

This recipe reminds me of summers in Mumbai, when our schools would close, mama and I would take the coach to Ahmadabad to spend time with my nana and nanny. Where my nanny would prepare meals, presenting large platters of fragrant methi malai matar,  stuffed eggplant masala, chapatis hot from the griddle, fresh green salads, drinks included chilled buttermilk and orange juice with sweet moramba. After lunch family would retire to the nanny's bedroom for cups of tea and conversations. Tales from my mama's wedding and embarrassing details of our childhood was recounted!

Coming from a veg family, mama would make malai paneer or malai/cream kofta where cottage cheese or panner was made at home by curdling boiled milk. Cottage cheese would be a token vegetable dish, usually malai paneer. Malai paneer would be soft and creamy bite size paneer serve hot with naan or vegetable pulav. This was the most delicious thing to be had at home.

After my marriage, I got introduced to a non-veg style of malai chicken and this dish had a different charm. They were same bite size, soft, tender and delicate, it blended perfectly well with hot parathas, mint and tamarind chutney and onion salad. The opportunity to learn how to make malai boti chicken or creamy chicken cubes presented itself from my loving aunt when we had her over for a tea. My aunt has a specialty of cooking chicken in cream and nuts. I have adapted some of her cooking tips in this recipe to add a creamy and spicy taste in chicken.

This recipe is a lovely combination of greens and whites, I mean green chilies and cream with easily available spices. This is my first recipe on the blog, where I have completely ignored using red chilies in my dish. Like always, I have noted down my mama's veg malai paneer recipe and my aunt's malai chicken recipe, and I have combined the two classics into one tasty treat.

This chicken meal is instant, easy, juicy, flavorful and an obsessed recipe! Simply grab a chicken breast and cut them into cubes, marinate it with fresh coriander leaves, green chilies paste and spices, fry them or BBQ them and enjoy its tender and delicious taste. The longer you marinate the better are the results.

I served these with paratha's, onion salad, tamarind and yogurt chutney.

Pan Fried Chicken With Rich & Creamy Sauce/ Malai Chicken Boti Recipe       

Pan Fried Chicken In Cream Sauce Malai Chicken Boti Food Recipe

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Serves: 2-3 persons

12-14 boneless chicken pieces
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder or all-spice powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
1 tablespoon ginger paste
1 tablespoon garlic paste
2 teaspoons green chili paste
1/4 teaspoon tenderizer 
4 tablespoons cream
2 tablespoons yogurt
2-3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon cornflour
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, optional
Salt to taste

Pan Fried Creamy Chicken, Malai Chicken Boti
  • In a bowl, Cut chicken breast into cubes and place them in a shallow dish. Now, combine 1 teaspoon cumin powder, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder, 1 tablespoon ginger paste, 1 tablespoon garlic paste, 2 teaspoons green chili paste, 1/4 teaspoon meat tenderizer, 2-3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 teaspoon cornflour and salt to taste. Mix properly so that all the spices penetrates into the chicken pieces during the marination process.
  • Now add 4 tablespoons cream and 2 tablespoons yogurt. Mix and marinate chicken overnight or 2-3 hours. 
  • You can adjust green chilies if you're doing it for your kids.
  • In a pan, heat cooking oil and cook marinated chicken pieces on a medium flame until chicken pieces are tender and cooked evenly from all sides.
  • You can even skew it on skewers and BBQ chicken pieces to add smoky flavor to it.
  • Garnish with cheddar cheese and Serve hot with paratha's or roti's and a big bowl of salads. I personally prefer creamy chicken with noodles or pasta and it just blends perfectly! Hope you enjoy!
You can even freeze the marinated chicken mixture for 1-2 days for a quick weekend dinner. If you're planning to marinate it for more than a day, then skip adding meat or chicken tenderizer!

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