1/4 tsp cumin seed
1 small stick cinnamon
French beans, chopped and boiled
Carrots, diced into small cubes , boiled
Green peas, boiled
Cottage cheese, cut into small cubes deep fried and immersed in water with a pinch of turmeric
Few strands saffron dissolved in 4-5 tsps of warm water
Fried crisp onion
Fried cashew nuts
Add the bay leaf, cumin seed, cloves and cinnamon.
Add the washed rice.
Sauté for 2 -3 minutes, or till all the water has dried.
Add water and milk.
Transfer the rice to the rice cooker and cook rice, else cook in a pot.
Once the rice is cooked, assemble these in a baking dish.
Assembling the rice
Spread the rice in a baking dish.
Sprinkle the chopped boiled vegetables.
Sprinkle the cottage cheese cubes.
Sprinkle the fried nuts and raisins.
Sprinkle the fried onion.
Lastly sprinkle the saffron water.
Cover with a foil and bake in an oven for 10- 15 minutes.