Chicken Boneless Malai Handi

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Boneless chicken, cubed, 500 gms
Ginger-garlic paste, 1 tbsp
Onion, 1, medium sized
Tomatoes, 3, medium sized
Yogurt, 4 tbsp
Fenugreek leaves, dried, 1 1/2 tbsp (kasuri methi)
Cream, 100 gm
Black pepper, 3/4 tsp
Garam Masala, 1/2 tsp
Green chilies, 5-7
Red chili powder, 1 tsp
Red chili flakes, 1/2 tsp
Salt, to taste or 3/4 tsp
Chinese salt, 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds, 1 tbsp


Slice the onion and the tomatoes. Now heat oil in a pot and fry them till well mixed and the mixture leaves oil. Now blend the entire mixture with green chilies. Keep aside.
In the same pot, fry ginger-garlic paste and chicken for ten minutes. Now add the blended mixture, 1/4th cup water and the spices (red chili powder, red chili flakes, Chinese salt, salt, and cumin seeds).
Cook for two minutes and now add the fenugreek leaves and yogurt and cook for three more minutes. Right in the ends, two minutes before serving add the garam masala, black pepper and cream in the handi. Garnish with green chilies and coriander. Serve with naan!

*To get the distinct flavor, I cooked all of it in a clay pot. It can be cooked in a steel/aluminum pot as well, but the typical 'handi' flavor might be lacking.


  1. will try your recipie today. Nd will give u feedback in few hours

  2. Turned out more than Wht I expected, really yummy.

  3. I still use this recipe to make my handi. Very delectable. :) mashaAllah

  4. I still use this recipe to make my handi. Very delectable. :) mashaAllah

  5. I made it just now n it is soo yummmy.... thx for sharing

  6. Thanks for sharing a delicious recipe, I made it today n enjoyed eating it ☺

  7. Hi
    The recipe looks amazing but I have few queries.
    Is the clay pot used the one which we get in market for cooling water or the ceramic ones?
    Can the same pot be used on gas or we need to make a kiln.

    1. Its the same clay pot we get jn the market and yes it can be used on a gas stove. But just boil some water in it before using it for the first time so that it does not crack/break while cooking.


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