Keto Chicken Malai Kebab Recipe
What is Keto?
Keto Chicken Malai Kebab Recipe is a great appetiser even if you are not on a keto diet. Basically, the Ketogenic diet is extraordinarily a high-fat and a very low-carb diet. The carbs have to be limited to only 20-50 per day.
It includes considerably reducing your carbohydrate intake and swapping it with fat. This decrease in carbs sets your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.
When this occurs, your body becomes extremely efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns the fat into ketones in the liver, which in turn creates energy and supplies it to the brain.
Ultimately, the keto diet lowers blood sugar and insulin levels and swings the body’s metabolism away from the carbs to the fat and ketones.
Keto Chicken Malai Kebab Recipe is quite simple and easy. It adds another recipe to your Keto menu.
What is Malai Kebab?
Simply put, Keto Chicken Malai Kebab is tender chunks of chicken smothered in creamy textures of dahi or yoghurt, cheese, cream along with spices and a liberal squeeze of tangy lime. Malai kabab is very popular in India and is a legacy of the Mughal Era. 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.
Compared to most Indian recipes, it is less spicy. Kids will love the mild flavours and I am waiting to cook it for my grandson when he is here.
This recipe is very easy to make and you can marinate the chicken and put it in the fridge in advance.
What is Malai? Malai = Cream
As the name suggests, malai or cream is ambrosial, appetising, delectable, delightful, light, lip-smacking, soft, smooth and velvety. ( I love cream)
When it comes to any kebabs I opt for the leg and thigh meat. Chicken breast tends to dry out while these are succulent and delicious.
While I cooked these in the oven, you can grill them in the pan if you do not have an oven.
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Keto Chicken Malai Kebab is tender chunks of chicken smothered in creamy textures of dahi or yoghurt, cheese, cream along with spices and a liberal squeeze of tangy lime.
- 500 gms Boneless Chicken
- 100 ml Heavy Cream
- 50 gms Cheese-Britannia or Amul grated
- 10 gms Ginger-Garlic Paste
- 2 tbsp Ghee or clarified butter
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
- Juice of half a lime
- 1/2 green pepper
- 1/2 yellow pepper
- 1/2 red pepper
- 1 Onion
- Cut the chicken into kebab size pieces.
- In a bowl mix the cheese, cream, ginger,-garlic paste, salt, pepper, and lime juice. Add the ghee too. Mix all the ingredients well till you have a nice creamy marinade.
- Add in the chicken and mix nicely with fingers to coat all the pieces. Cover and set aside for one hour if you are going to grill it soon or else store it in the fridge overnight.
- Before grilling brush the ghee on the chicken pieces. I used wooden skewers which I had soaked for 15 minutes. You can skewer and directly roast but I lined a baking tray with foil and grilled the chicken on it.
- I like colour in my food and I chopped square pieces of the coloured peppers and onion and skewered them with the half cooked chicken. I then roasted them on a grill in the oven to get the charred colour.
- Serve the kebab with mint chutney, onion and lemon wedges
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