The ingredients required are 1½ cups rice, ½ cup peas boiled, 1 tbsp. broken cashews, 1 tbsp. soft small raisins, 4 green chilies slit, 1 tbsp. coriander finely chopped, 2 onions cut into strips, 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds, 3-4 pinches asafetida, 2 cloves, 2 bay leaves, 2 cardamoms, 1" cinnamon, 4-5 black peppers, 3 tbsp. ghee or oil, ½ tsp. garam masala, salt to taste and lemon juice.
First of all, wash and soak rice in salted water for 30 minutes. Heat oil and fry onions till crisp. Drain. Fry cashews till light brown, drain, keep aside. Add cumin seeds followed by asafetida, cloves, bay leaves, cardamoms, cinnamon, peppers and stir well. Add green chilies, drained rice, stir gently till well coated. Add raisins. Add 6 cups water, bring to a boil. Simmer covered till 3/4 done. Add more water if required. Then add peas, fried cashew, onions (save some for garnish), garam masala, salt and lemon to taste. Stir gently. Cover and finish off cooking till all water evaporates. Garnish with coriander and some saved fried onions. Serve it hot.