Use 2 cups basmati rice
Use 4 cups water
Use 10-12 cashew nuts
Use 10-12 raisins
Use 4-5 bay leaves
Use 1 inch piece cinnamon
Use 1 tsp saffron colour (mixed with a little milk)
Use 4-5 tbsp pure ghee or dalda
Use 1 1/2 cups sugar
Use 3-4 cardamom pods. 1 tsp cardamom powder
Use 6-8 cloves
Use 1/2 tsp salt
Clean and wash rice and spead out on a muslin cloth to dry.
Heat a teaspoon of pure ghee and fry cloves, cardamom pods and bay leaves. Keep aside.
Add a teaspoon of ghee again and lightly fry the cashew nuts and raisins. Boil the water and add salt to it.
Add rice, cashew nuts and raisins and bring to a boil.
Lower heat and cook till the rice is tender and dry. Add sugar to it, stir well and add saffron colour and cardamom powder.
Let cook on slow fire. Cover with lid and cook for 2-3 minutes.