Monday, September 12, 2011

Savory Monday–Malai Kabab


Today’s dish is from when Rob had to go to India on business.  One of the dishes he had was Malai Kabab.  When he asked for it his description was “well it had cashews, yogurt and chicken.  Can you make it?  It was really really good.”

So I took to the internet and found several Indian dishes with this combination and after a few tries, this one won!


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/4 cup cashew paste (recipe follows)
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed
    lemon juice, from 1 lemon
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken
    breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Metal or wooden skewers


  1. Soak 1/3 cup of unsalted cashews in 1/2 cup water for 10minutes.  Drain and Puree for paste.
  2. Puree or finely chop ginger and garlic.  I use my micro planer on the ginger and finely chop the garlic.  Tip: Freeze your ginger, pull out when needed because it’s so much easier to grate and will last longer!
  3. Combine all ingredients in ziploc bag, add chicken, and cover with yogurt- spice mixture. Marinate, covered in refrigerator for 2 hours. If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 1 hour.
  4. Skewer chicken
  5. BBQ until done!
  6. Serve with rice or salad or in our case raclette!
  7. Enjoy!


This is a nice summer dinner and well worth all the searching online!

Thanks for looking!

Linking with:
Hunk of Meat Monday
Recipe Sharing Monday
Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Tuesdays at the Table
Tuesday Tasty Tidbits
These Chicks Cook
Recipes I Can't Wait to Try


  1. Certainly looks like all your search time on-line paid off! These kabobs look great and I can only imagine how flavourful they are. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. This sounds wonderful! I love how well cashews work in savoury dishes, both with meat like in this one, and even on their own. Isn't it fun when you can make something based on someone's description like that? It's how some of our favourite family recipes have come into being! Thank you so much for sharing this hearty, healthy and delicious dish with the Hearth and Soul hop.