Add cinnamon, green cardamom, cloves and black peppercorns handle them crackle for a few seconds.
Add cashew nuts and fry until they are slightly browned.
Now add raisins and fry until they plum up.
Add onions and fry until they turn brown.
Drain the rice and add it in the pan along with green chillies, water and salt.
Cover the pan and cook until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is cooked well.
Remove the pan from heat and let it rest for 5 minutes.
Fluff the rice gently using a fork.
Use long grain basmati rice, as they turn out to be most flavourful and aromatic.Ghee is a must in this recipe. Do not substitute it with any other ingredient.Soak the rice beforehand, so that you get separate and fluffy rice.If you have less time on your hands, you can use a pressure cooker to make this rice. It takes less time as compared to rice cooked in a pan.This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled if making for larger crowds.Want to make it more wholesome? Add in vegetables of your choice. It is also a great way to feed your kids all the vegetables.