Rice - 1 cups (soak in water for 20 minutes)
Oil - 1tbsp
Ghee - 2tbsp
Ginger - 1 inch
Garlic - 5 pods
Green Chilli -3
Cumin seed -1/4 tbsp
Mint leaves - 1 cup
Cashewnut - 10
Onion - half (large)
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
Curry leaves - few
Cardamom(elakkai) - 2
Cloves(kirambu) – 2
Cinnamon(pattai) – ¼ inch piece
Coconut grated - 5tbsp
Heat oil and 2 tbsp of pure ghee in a cooker and add cinnamon,cloves,cardamom,cumin seeds,cashew nuts & fry it.
Add onion and fry till they turns into golden brown.
Grind mint leaves,coriander leaves,garlic,ginger,green chilli,grated coconut into a smooth paste by adding some water.
Add the ground paste and fry till the raw smell goes off and then finally add the soaked rice, fry it for 2 minutes without water. After two minutes,add 2 cups of water to the rice and cook it for 15 to 20 minutes.
Garnish with some more cashews & serve hot with chilled raita.