Soak the basmati rice in water for 15 minutes or before you start cooking the dish.
heat oil+ ghee in a cooker and add in all the whole spices from bay leaf to shahi jeera and add curd to it.
stir it quickly and add sliced onions immediately. Fry till transparent and add ginger garlic paste to fry till brown.
Further, add all the vegetables along with salt and fry for a minute or two until slightly roasted.
goes in all the spice powders: turmeric, chilli, coriander powder, and biryani masala. Mix well and fry for a minute.
To the vegetable curry, add curd and mix well.
Measure 1.25 cups water and add it to the cooker.
Mix well and further adjust salt, add coriander+ mint leaves and also the drained rice.
mix once and lastly top with a tbsp of ghee.
close and pressure cook in simmer for 10 minutes. put off the flame. open only after 15 minutes.
fluff the rice and serve hot with raita.