soak 1 cup basmati rice in water for 15 minutes.
heat oil in a cooker, add bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, cumin seeds and let it crackle.
to this, add thinly sliced onions and fry till transparent
when transparent, add ginger garlic paste, chopped green chillies and mint leaves
mix well and saute till the raw smell goes off
further add chopped tomatoes, salt and saute till mushy
when mushy, add turmeric powder, chilli powder and grind coconut cashew together with 1/4 cup water and strain the coconut milk to the cooker.
mix well, add 3/4th water and let it come to a boil. when it starts boiling, strain and add soaked rice and mix well
pressure cook for 10 minutes on low flame. open and fluff it up when pressure releases.