Ingredients: 1 cup basmati rice, 1 tbsp butter or oil, 2 green chillies, 2-3 whole peppercorns, 1 bay leaf, 2 cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 tsp zeera(cumin), 1'4 bunch mint, 2 cups water and salt to taste.
Method: Wash the rice and soak in water for 20-30 mins. Heat the butter/ oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add cumins, peppercorns, bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, green chillies and mint and fry for a while. Add water and bring to boil and add salt. Add rice and bring to boil until 85-90% cooked. Now close the lid and simmer the flame. Cook until the rice is done. Garnish with fried onions .