Reshmi means “Silky Textured” and indeed , this is one of the popular Mughlai silky-textured, delectable Kebabs made with boneless chicken, cream, cashews, almonds, yogurt and spices. This is also often called as Murgh Malai Kebab (Creamy Chicken Kebabs) . This is also one of the perfect appetizer, be it lunch/dinner/party or any occasions

*I generally apply butter on top of Kebabs after every 10 minutes to prevent the surface from drying up. It is always recommended to marinate chicken for 7-8 hours for retaining its silky texture post grilling

**Do not grill it to the bone as this should neither dry up or burn completely. It should be cooked , yet retain it’s softness

Do watch the video for better clarity in preparation and share your experience once you prepare the dish

Prep Time 5-6 Hours Cooking Time: 30 mins

Servings: 5-6


  • 500 g boneless Chicken, cubed
  • 14-15 Cashews
  • 1/4 cup hung Curd/Greek yogurt
  • Salt to taste
  • 1.5 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp chopped Coriander leaves (Cilantro)
  • 14-16 blanched Almonds
  • 1.5 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 3-4 tbsp Cream
  • Butter for brushing

Steps to prepare

  • Blend hung curd, almonds and cashews to rich paste
  • Transfer paste to a bowl
  • Now add rest of the ingredients to the bowl
  • Whisk until well combined
  • Add chicken and marinate well
  • Refrigerate for 5-6 hours or overnight, longer the marination, better the taste and softer the kebabs.
  • Preheat oven to 220 deg cel . Line baking tray with greased parchment paper or just grease grill rack
  • If using wooden skewers, insert them in water for 30 minutes
  • Insert chicken in skewers. You can directly place the chicken pieces on baking tray too.
  • Place chicken skewers over baking tray or greased grill rack
  • Generously brush top with butter
  • Grill for 35 minutes. Flip when 60% time is elapsed.
  • Brush butter over top of kebabs
  • Now grill for remainder of the time
  • Serve hot with green chutney
Reshmi Chicken Kebabs (Kababs) / Murgh Malai Kebab

Posted by:Rekha Unni

Humble quirky soul embarking on beautiful journey of love called Life. Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies and I love experimenting with different types of foods. it's the love of cooking for my family which has made this hobby as one of my passions

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