Brazilian-style Murgh Malai


Brazilian-style Murgh Malai

Creamy Chicken in Brazilian Style

In the vibrant world of Brazilian cuisine, we bring you a delightful twist on the classic Indian dish, Murgh Malai. This Brazilian-style Murgh Malai combines the rich flavors of tender chicken in a creamy sauce, infused with traditional Brazilian spices. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey that merges the best of Indian and Brazilian flavors.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

30 minutes

50 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free (if coconut milk is used instead of heavy cream), Low-carb (if served with cauliflower rice)


Vegan, Vegetarian


While the original Indian Murgh Malai is known for its aromatic spices and Indian flavors, the Brazilian adaptation adds a unique twist by incorporating traditional Brazilian spices and ingredients. The Brazilian-style Murgh Malai features a creamy sauce infused with Brazilian spices, giving it a distinct flavor profile that sets it apart from the original dish. We alse have the original recipe for Murgh malai, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat: 25g (12g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 5g (2g sugars)
  • Protein: 28g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. 2.
    Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent.
  3. 3.
    Add the minced garlic and ginger paste, and cook for another minute.
  4. 4.
    Add the chicken pieces to the pan and cook until they are lightly browned on all sides.
  5. 5.
    In a small bowl, mix the Brazilian spice blend with the tomato paste and a splash of water to form a paste.
  6. 6.
    Add the spice paste to the pan and stir well to coat the chicken evenly.
  7. 7.
    Pour in the coconut milk and heavy cream, and season with salt to taste.
  8. 8.
    Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  9. 9.
    Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot with rice or bread.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Coconut milk — Shake the can well before using to ensure the cream and liquid are well combined.
  • Brazilian spice blend — You can make your own blend by combining equal parts of paprika, cumin, coriander, and oregano.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier version, add a chopped chili pepper to the dish.
  • Serve the Brazilian-style Murgh Malai with a side of Brazilian-style black beans and rice for a complete meal.
  • If you prefer a milder flavor, reduce the amount of Brazilian spice blend used in the recipe.
  • To make it more colorful, add some diced bell peppers or cherry tomatoes to the dish.
  • If you don't have tomato paste, you can substitute it with tomato sauce or puree.

Serving advice

Serve the Brazilian-style Murgh Malai hot with steamed rice or warm bread. Garnish with fresh cilantro for added freshness and color.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation, place the creamy chicken in a shallow serving dish and sprinkle some extra Brazilian spice blend on top. Serve with a side of vibrant vegetables or a colorful salad.