Kasuri Malai Murgh/Kasuri Malai Chicken

Kasuri Malai Murgh or Kasuri Malai Chicken is a aromatic Moghlai/Mughlai dish  gravy which goes well with naan or rice .Kasuri Malai Murg/Murgh as name suggests is a flavourful rich and creamy gravy  .The dried methi or fenugreek leaves gives a lovely flavour to this creamy gravy.
Kasuri Malai Chicken is a royal treat for all non veg fans .Serve this with any kebabs some salad ,Pilaf or any flat bread and be ready to receive accolades.
1/2 kg boneless chicken
2 green chillies finely chopped
1/2 cup curds whisked
1 tsp pepper powder
1 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste 
1 tbsp kasoori methi( dried fenugreek leaves)

2 medium onions
1 small tomato
10 to 12 cashews

1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp meat masala
1/2 tsp kitchen king masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
2 tbsp fresh cream/malai
2 bay leaves
1 inch Cinnamon stick
3 to 4 green cardamom crushed


  • Marinate the chicken pieces with salt, ginger garlic paste,chopped green chilli, whisked curds ,pepper powder and kasoori methi and keep aside for 2 hours.
  • Heat a pan add 1 tsp oil and fry the sliced onions till light brown .
  • Grind the fried onions and cashews to smooth paste and keep aside.
  • Heat a Pan/thick bottomed vessel  and heat 2tsp oil add  1tbsp butter once melted add bay leaves cardamom and cinnamon and saute
  • Add the chopped tomato and fry till it turns mushy.
  • Then add the marinated chicken and saute over low flame for few minutes then add the remaining marinade and saute well for few more minutes.
  • Add the ground paste and mix well
  • Now add the meat masala ,kitchen king masala and  1tsp kasoori methi
  • Add about 1/2 to 3/4 cup water or as needed and let the chicken cook till tender 
  • Bring the gravy to a nice boil till
  • Add the garam masala powder and mix 
  • Add the fresh cream /malai
  • Switch the flame off and dish out
  • Serve hot with pilaf/naan/roti.

I have used kitchen king masala and meat masala,you may skip and replace the meat masala with red chilli powder and add 1 tsp coriander powder and 1/2 tsp cumin powder .
You may use chicken on bone too
If marianting for longer keep the bowl covered in the refirgerator

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  1. Such a mouthwatering gravy this one looks like! Yum yum...

  2. Hi...can u we use prawns or paneer for the same recipe..Would it taste different with the above ingredients?

  3. Even this recipe was a bit at my place...used paneer with the recipe...thanks and keep posting such wonderful recipes

  4. Can this be made with shrimp?