Chicken Afghani

1 chicken-cut into pieces
1 tbsp magaz (melon seed)
1 cup kaju (cashew nuts)
1 tbsp khus khus (poppy seed)-soaked for 1 hour
1 cup cream
2 tbsp butter
2 tsp powdered black pepper
5-6 chhoti elaichi
salt to taste

Grind together the magaz, kaju, khus khus, pepper and elaichi.

Prick the chicken pieces in 2-3 places.
Mix with the rest of the ingredients and marinate for 5-6 hours.

Grill in a tandoor or electric grill till golden and serve hot.

Courtesy: Chef Niru Gupta