firstly, in a large kadai heat 1 tbsp ghee and roast 8 cashew and 2 tbsp raisins.
roast the cashew to golden brown and keep aside.
now in the same kadai saute 1 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon, 2 pods cardamom, 5 cloves and ½ tsp pepper.
also, add ½ onion, 1 chilli and saute until the onions turn golden brown.
now add 1 cup basmati rice (soaked 20 minutes) and roast for 1 minute without breaking rice grains.
further, add 2 cup water, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1 tsp salt.
stir well and get the water to a boil.
cover and simmer for 20 minutes or pressure cook for 2 whistles.
after 20 minutes, fluff the rice gently without breaking rice grains.
add fried nuts and mix well.
finally, enjoy ghee rice with kurma.