1.Govind Bhog Rice-5 cups (washed and complete dry under the sun)
2.Pure Ghee-1 cup
3.Cumin powder(Jeera Powder)-2 tsp
4.Ginger paste-1 tsp
6.Green Cardamom- 6-8
8.Cinnamon- 4-5 sticks(1 inch long)
9.Cashew- 1 cup
11.Onion-1 medium (grated/paste)
12..Nutmeg powder- 1/2 tsp
13.Turmeric Powder- 1/4 tsp
14.Sugar - 1/2 cup
15.Salt to taste
16.Oil- 3-4 tsp
17.Water- 10 cups (Use the same cup used to measure the rice)
1.Heat 2 tbsp pure ghee in a pan.Add 1 bayleaf ,cloves,cinnamon,cardamoms.
2.Add the rice and saute by continuous stirring for 5-6 minutes.Set it aside.
3.Heat oil in a Handi.
4.Add 1 bay leaf,onion paste and saute till the color changes to golden.
5.Add the ginger paste,cumin powder and saute it for about 1/2 (half) a minute.
6.Add the water,add salt,nutmeg powder,sugar,cashew and raisins, and bring it to boil.
Adding the salt is crucial.The water should taste salty and sweet.
7.Add the fried rice,the remaining ghee and mix well.
8.Watch closely till the water dries out 90%.
9.Cover the lid and seal it using aluminum foil.(Regular flour dough can also be used to seal the handi)
10.Turn of f the stove.Let the handi remain sealed for 45 minutes to 1 hr.
11.Serve hot with chicken or mutton curry.