Murgh Malai - Nouvelle Cuisine Style


Murgh Malai - Nouvelle Cuisine Style

Delicate Creamy Chicken in a Nouvelle Cuisine Twist

In the context of Nouvelle Cuisine, this adapted Murgh Malai recipe offers a modern and refined take on the traditional Indian dish. With a focus on lightness and elegance, this version showcases tender chicken in a creamy and aromatic sauce, perfectly balanced with subtle flavors and delicate presentation.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

15-20 minutes

2 hours 40 minutes

4 servings


Low-carb, High-protein, Gluten-free, Keto-friendly, Low-sugar

Dairy (yogurt, cream, Parmesan cheese), Nuts (almond flour)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Paleo


The original Murgh Malai is known for its rich and bold flavors, while this Nouvelle Cuisine adaptation aims to highlight the natural flavors of the ingredients in a more subtle and refined manner. The sauce is lighter and creamier, allowing the chicken to take center stage, and the presentation is more artistic and visually appealing. We alse have the original recipe for Murgh malai, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat: 18g (7g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 6g (3g sugars)
  • Protein: 34g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 0.8g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the yogurt, heavy cream, almond flour, Parmesan cheese, cilantro, lemon juice, ginger paste, garlic paste, white pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, and salt. Mix well to form a smooth marinade.
  2. 2.
    Add the chicken cubes to the marinade and coat them evenly. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, allowing the flavors to meld.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  4. 4.
    Thread the marinated chicken cubes onto skewers and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. 5.
    Bake the chicken skewers for 15-20 minutes, or until they are cooked through and lightly browned.
  6. 6.
    Remove the skewers from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Almond flour — Ensure the almond flour is finely ground to achieve a smooth texture in the marinade.
  • Ginger and garlic paste — Use fresh ginger and garlic to maximize the flavors in the dish.
  • Cardamom — Crush the cardamom pods and remove the seeds for a more intense aroma.
  • Chicken breast — Cut the chicken into evenly sized cubes to ensure even cooking.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a creamier sauce, add a splash of milk to the marinade.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of toasted almond flakes for added texture.
  • Serve the Murgh Malai with a side of sautéed vegetables for a complete meal.
  • Experiment with different herbs like mint or basil for a unique twist.
  • If you prefer a spicier version, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the marinade.

Serving advice

Serve the Murgh Malai on a bed of fragrant basmati rice or alongside warm naan bread. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and a drizzle of cream for an elegant presentation.

Presentation advice

Arrange the chicken skewers in a visually appealing manner on the plate. Drizzle the creamy sauce around the skewers and garnish with microgreens or edible flowers for a touch of sophistication.