1 cup basmati rice.
2 inches of carrot
4 french beans
6-7 small florets of cauliflower
1/4 cup peas
8-10 cashews and raisins
1 cup paneer cubes
Small piece of lemon
Salt to taste
2 tablespoon oil / desi ghee
3-4 strands of kesar (saffron)
1 inch piece of bay leaf
2 badi ilaichi
7 kali mirch (pepper)
2 cm dal chini (cinnamon)
4 laung (cloves)
Finely chop all the vegetables.
Wash rice and keep aside for 30 mins.
Boil rice in enough water, add 4-5 drops of oil and 4-5 drops of lemon juice to get white colour.
When the rice is nearly cooked, strain the water and let it cool.
Marinate paneer cubes with saffron and salt. (Optional)
Heat oil / ghee in a pan / kadhai.
Add all the khade masale.
Fry onions till its soft and translucent.
Add cashews and raisins.
Add all the vegetables and salt.
Cover and cook for 1 min.
Add cooled rice and mix gently so that the rice grains do not break.
Add paneer cubes.
Cover and keep for 2 mins on low flame.
Serve hot with raita.