Mediterranean Murgh Malai


Mediterranean Murgh Malai

Creamy Mediterranean Chicken

In the Mediterranean cuisine, we have adapted the classic Indian dish, Murgh Malai, to create a delightful fusion of flavors. This Mediterranean Murgh Malai combines tender chicken in a creamy sauce infused with Mediterranean herbs and spices. It's a perfect dish to satisfy your cravings for both Indian and Mediterranean cuisine.

Jan Dec

10 minutes

10 minutes

20 minutes

4 servings


Mediterranean diet, High-protein diet, Gluten-free diet, Low-carb diet, Dairy-free diet

Dairy (Greek yogurt)

Vegan diet, Vegetarian diet, Paleo diet, Keto diet, Nut-free diet


While the original Indian Murgh Malai is rich in spices like turmeric and garam masala, our Mediterranean adaptation focuses on the use of herbs such as oregano, thyme, and basil. We also replace traditional Indian spices with Mediterranean flavors like lemon zest and garlic to create a unique twist on this beloved dish. We alse have the original recipe for Murgh malai, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 250 kcal / 1046 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 12g, 3g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 4g, 2g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 0.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, olive oil, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, dried basil, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.
  2. 2.
    Add the chicken cubes to the marinade and mix well to coat. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best results.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Thread the marinated chicken onto skewers and grill for about 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and slightly charred.
  5. 5.
    Remove the chicken from the skewers and garnish with fresh parsley.
  6. 6.
    Serve hot with a side of Mediterranean salad or pita bread.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Greek yogurt — Use full-fat Greek yogurt for a creamy and rich texture in the marinade.
  • Olive oil — Extra virgin olive oil adds a Mediterranean touch to the dish. Use a good quality olive oil for the best flavor.
  • Lemon zest — Make sure to grate the lemon zest finely to infuse the dish with a refreshing citrus aroma.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a smoky flavor, you can grill the chicken on a charcoal grill.
  • If you don't have skewers, you can cook the chicken directly on the grill or use a grill pan.
  • Serve the Mediterranean Murgh Malai with a side of tzatziki sauce for an extra burst of flavor.
  • Feel free to add some chopped fresh tomatoes and cucumbers to the marinade for a Mediterranean twist.
  • If you prefer a spicier version, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the marinade.

Serving advice

Serve the Mediterranean Murgh Malai as a main course with a side of Mediterranean salad or pita bread. It pairs well with a refreshing glass of white wine or a chilled lemonade.

Presentation advice

Arrange the grilled chicken skewers on a platter and garnish with fresh parsley. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of dried oregano for an attractive presentation.