Malai Namkeen Chicken Recipe - Yummy Traditional

Malai Namkeen Chicken Recipe


Malai Namkeen Chicken || Namkeen Chicken || How to make namkeen chicken With step-by-step photos 

Malai namkeen chicken is a delicious, succulent, and mild spiced chicken recipe. it is made with basic spices and goes well with Bread SlicesBun BurgersBakery Sheermal, or even with Puri Paratha or Purithis chicken also can be used in Roll Paratha.

This recipe is totally the other chicken version that I made by thinking of two combinations of recipes malai and namkeen. it was been a great experiment. even you can add in many of the recipes Like SandwichNoodles or Plain  Rice


In this namkeen chicken recipe, chicken pieces are lightly cooked in yogurt and milk with basic spices rather than cream. apart from that, they are very mildly spiced, and tangy with a black pepper flavor. This chicken isn’t marinated nor used any cream in it even then it is made juicy and super soft 

For the best result follow my detailed step-by-step photo

instructions and tips below the recipe card

Recipe notes:

  1. Traditionally cream is used to make succulent meat in malai recipes but here I used just milk and yogurt. but you can use yogurt and cream to make more mouth-melting
  2. I used chicken with bones to make this recipe while you can use breast or thigh meat. but I strongly recommended using chicken with bones since bones release their juices. this process helps to enhance the taste of curry 
  3. I also used butter with olive oil in this recipe, never skip this ingredient as butter maintains the taste of malai chicken


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Mix the yogurt with milk very well 



Keep aside


In the pan heat up the butter with the oil for a minute. Next, put chicken pieces in the pan and fry them until change color              


Then add ginger garlic paste



Keep on stirring by adding chopped green chilies, salt, cumin powder, and crushed coriander powder


Once the oil is separated pour the yogurt mixture into the chicken. bring it to boil



 Cook the chicken until water dries out     



Next, squeeze the lemon juice, add grated ginger and black pepper powder



Further, give it to good stir



And then simmer for 2-3 minutes over low heat



Malai namkeen chicken is done



Transfer to the serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves       


Serve the malai namkeen chicken with rumali roti and paratha  




Malai namkeen chicken is delicious, succulent, mildly spiced, and tangy flavor. try once trust me you will make it again and again


  1. ½ kg, chicken with bones
  2. 1 ½ tbsp, butter/margarine
  3. 3 tbsp, olive oil
  4. 1 tbsp, ginger garlic paste
  5. 2 tbsp, green chilies chopped
  6. 1 tbsp, crushed coriander powder
  7. ½ tbsp, cumin powder
  8. Salt to taste
  9. 50g, homemade yogurt
  10. 50ml, milk
  11. 1 tbsp, lemon juice
  12. 1 tbsp, grated ginger
  13. ½ tsp, black pepper powder

How to make Malai Namkeen Chicken?

Preparation for making malai namkeen chicken: Mix the yogurt with milk very well and keep it aside. In the pan heats up the butter with the oil for a minute. Next, put chicken pieces in the pan and fry them until change color then add ginger and garlic paste. Keep on stirring by adding chopped green chilies, salt, cumin powder, and crushed coriander powder. Once the oil is separated pour the yogurt mixture into the chicken and

Bring it to a boil and cook the chicken until the water dries out. Next, squeeze the lemon juice, and add grated ginger and black pepper powder. Further, give it a good stir, And then simmer for 2-3 minutes over low heat.Malai namkeen chicken is done.Serve the malai namkeen chicken with rumali roti and paratha  

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