wash and soak seeraga samba rice in water for 10-15 minutes.
heat oil + ghee in a pan and add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, bay leaves, stone flower. fry till aroma arises.
add green chillies, chopped onions, mint leaves and fry until brown.
add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes off.
wash and chop mixed vegetables and add it to pan. fry for a minute. i have used carrots, peas, cauliflower and potatoes.
i have used chopped tomatoes and fry till mushy.
close and cook for 10 minutes. open and mix once.
add chopped coriander leaves, 1.5 cups coconut milk. drain and add the soaked rice, salt.
also add turmeric powder and mix well. let it come to a boil first. then, close and cook in simmer for 10 minutes.
open and mix it up. serve hot with raita or salna.