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Basmati rice - 2 cups
Coconut milk thick extract - 2 cups
Coconut milk thin extract - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup
Mixed vegetables (Beans, carrot, cauliflower, potatoes,capsicum & shelled peas) - 1 cup
Paneer ( cut into cubes ) - 1 cup
Cinnamon - 1 " piece - 2
Cardamom - 4
Cloves - 6
Onion - 1
Ginger- garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
Green chillies(slit) - 2
Pepper powder - 1 tsp.
Cashews - 10
Ghee - 4 tablespoons
Oil - 2 tablespoons
Soak rice in water for 20 mins. Drain water completely and fry it in ghee without breaking the grains. Extract coconut milk and keep it ready.
Fry onions in oil and keep it aside.
Cut paneer into cubes, soak in hot water for 10 minutes. Take out and squeeze thoroughly. Fry in ghee till golden brown and keep aside.
Heat ghee and oil in a pressure cooker. When hot, add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and slit green chillies. Add ginger garlic paste, saute well and then the chopped mixed vegetables. Crush some cashews and add to it. Now, add the ghee-fried rice, coconut milk and water. Mix well. Add the pepper powder. Allow it to boil. Cover and pressure cook for 3 whistles OR cook in simmer for 15 minutes. When the pressure is released, take out and add the paneer pieces and fried onions to the rice. Fry some more cashews in ghee and add it to the rice. Mix well and serve hot.