Malai tikka, chicken kebab

Malai tikka, chicken kebab
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Takes 30 minutes to make, plus marinating

This quick and easy homemade Indian chicken kebab recipe is great.


  • 20g Cheddar, finely grated
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2cm piece of fresh ginger, grated
  • 75g Greek yogurt
  • 100ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 3 tbsp Patak’s Tikka Masala Paste
  • 6 skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil


  1. In a large bowl, mix the cheese, egg yolk, garlic, ginger, yogurt, cream, mint, coriander and curry paste. Stir well and season with salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, toss the chicken in the oil, then add to the mixture and coat well. Marinate in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Soak the skewers in cold water for 30 minutes. Thread the chicken onto skewers and grill under a medium heat for 12-15 minutes, turning once, until cooked. Discard any remaining marinade. Serve with the Bund Gobi Aur Mattar Subzi (cabbage and green peas) and naan bread.


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