This is a very simple recipe which is usually made in during weddings and any functions back in Hyderabad. I love to have this rice with mirchi ka salan or bagar baingan.
Basmathi rice 4 cups
Pudina/mint chopped 1cup
Cilantro chopped 1cup
Cinnamon stick 1 inch 2
Bay leaves 2
Elachi/ cardomom 4
Shah jeera 1sp
Salt to taste
Oil !/2 cup
Cut all the veggies to medium pieces.
Heat a pan and add oil and add shah jeera, cloves, cinnamom, bay leaves and cardomom.
Saute and add cashews.
When cashews turn light brown and all the veggies and mix well.
Now add cilantro and mint leaves chopped.
Cook for 2 mits and add washed basmathi rice without water.
Stir well, add salt and fry till rice turns light brown.
Now add 8 cups water mix well and transfer this whole mixture to a electric rice cooker and cook till done.
If u dont have electric rice cooker all this process since beginning can be done in normal stove top rice cooker or presser cooker.
Serve hot with any gravy curry, i love to have this with any non veg curry or mirchi ka salan or bagara baingan.