Keto Murgh Malai Tikka

Keto Murgh Malai Tikka

Yes, midweek blues strike us too and there’s definitely something we can do! Please your taste buds with this recipe of Keto Murgh Malai Tikka. The chicken tikka we are talking about is quite different from the regular ones as it has a keto element in it. 

You can make these keto-friendly chicken tikkas either in an oven on skewers (just like restaurant-style) or can even fry them in a pan. The best part is this recipe is pretty much a low-carb dish and it needs only a few tweaks to make it keto-friendly.

Keto Murgh Malai Tikka is very popular in India and is a legacy of the Mughal Era. The tender chunks of chicken smothered in creamy textures of Dahi or yogurt, cheese, cream along with spices, and a liberal squeeze of tangy lime.


1) While cutting the boneless chicken, go for leg and thigh meat as they work best for tikkas.

2) If you\’re using wooden skewers, then soak them in some water for a while so that they don\’t burn in the oven during the cooking process.


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1) 3 tbsp malai /Amul cream.

2) 1 small green chili

3) ½ tsp ginger garlic paste 

4) 1 tbsp chopped coriander

5) 1 tsp cumin powder

6) 1 tsp garam masala 

7) ½ tsp Kasuri methi 

8) 3 crushed cardamom pods

9) salt to taste 

10) ¼ tsp black pepper powder

11) 200g chicken

12) 1 chopped capsicum

13) ¼ onion chunks

14) ghee/butter


For Marination: Add 3 tbsp malai/Amul cream, 1 small green chili, 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste, 1 tbsp chopped coriander, 1 tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp garam masala, 1/2 tsp Kasuri methi, 3 crushed cardamom pods, salt to taste, 1/4 tsp black pepper powder and mix well.

1)  Add 200g chicken, 1 chopped capsicum, and 1/4 onion chunks, and marinate gently. Cover the bowl, and let it rest for an hour

2) Skewer the pieces on a wiring rack and bake at 220C for 25 mins. Brush with ghee/ butter. 

3) Now Serve it and enjoy it with your family and friends.


Freezing tips-

This malai tikka makes an exceptional freezer meal.  Permit the cooked malai tikka to cool comfortably. Shift the chicken to a freezer-safe container or a Ziploc bag, and it will store well for up to 2 months.

Notes- Adjoin bell peppers, zucchini, onions, or mushrooms to the skewers. Serve this with tandoori mushrooms, or mint chutney


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Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Calories- 302

Protein- 24.8g

Fats- 21g

Carbohydrates- 4.8g

Fiber- 1.5g

It is conventionally small cuts of boneless marinated chicken stringed on skewers and roasted on a charcoal fire. Now that there are no tandoors, it is grilled in ovens or pan-fried. It is traditionally eaten with green coriander and mint chutney served with onion rings and lemon wedges.

Keto Murgh Malai Tikka is made using deboned, skinless chicken thighs which are much higher in fat, therefore the flavor and the chicken marinade is made using sour cream rather than yogurt, which again means, more fat & fewer carbs and to make it more keto-friendly It is served with cauliflower rice, rather than basmati rice or naan.

We love this recipe and we know you will too. This is as easy as it gets, so what is your excuse now? Get yourself started today and Stay tuned for more such keto weight loss journeys, health content, and recipes! Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for the daily dose of the Keto Lifestyle!

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