Creamy Murgh Malai Wala | Dawat | Chef Abida Baloch

Murgh Malai wala recipe is a perfect combination of marinated and roasted chicken pieces in rich milk gravy.

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Murgh Malaiwala and Smoked Daal Makhni. This show of Evening With Shireen with Chef Shireen Anwar aired on 11 September 2019.




  • Chicken karahi cut 750gm
  • Yogurt ½ cup
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • Ginger paste 1 tsp
  • Garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • All spice powder 1 tsp
  • Oil ½ cup
  • Clarified butter 1 tbsp
  • Cloves 3-4
  • Black peppercorn 5-6
  • Blended onion 1 cup
  • Green chilies 2
  • Cream 100 ml
  • Milk ½ cup
  • Saffron water 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder ½ tsp
  • White pepper powder 1 tsp
  • Crushed fenugreek leaves1 tbsp
  • Cayenne pepper powder 2 tsp


Put clarified butter, salt, yogurt, ginger garlic, all spice powder, lemon juice on chicken and set aside. Heat oil add whole all spice then add blended onion and cook. Now add green chilies, chicken and cook until it gets tender. Add milk, saffron, cardamom powder, white pepper powder, cayenne pepper powder, fenugreek leaves and cook. Add ½ cup water for gravy and cook for 5 minutes. Add cream in last and serve.


Whole Black Lentil 1 cup
Clarified butter 4 tbsp
Ginger Garlic paste 2 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1 tsp
Turmeric ½ tsp
Coriander powder 1tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Sliced onion ½ cup
Grated ginger 1 tsp
Tomato puree 6 tbsp
Curd 3 tbsp
Flour 1 tsp
All spice 1 tsp
Butter 2 tbsp
Cream ¼ cup
Dried fenugreek leaves 1 tbsp
Salt to taste


Cook lentil with ginger garlic, salt, red chili, and turmeric and coriander powder. In last add all spice and dried fenugreek leaves. Mix flour, tomato puree and curd. Heat clarified butter add cumin seeds then add onion, ginger and fry till golden. Now add tomato puree mixture. Add this mixture over daal mixture then add butter, garnish with cream. Give coal smoke and serve.