Add ginger-garlic paste, mint-coriander leaf paste and saute for 1/2 minute and then add washed,soaked(for 15 minutes) and drained basmati rice and saute for 1-2 minutes.Take care to see that the rice doesn`t get burnt in the process of sauteeing .
Add coconutmilk, water, salt, lemon juice and a 1 spoon of garam masala powder and cover the lid of pressure cooker. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.(If u r preparing in rice cooker transfer all the contents to electric rice cooker and cook till done.)
Garnish with coriander leaves.
:- Serve hot with raitha.
1)I prepare the coconutmilk at home by heating the frozen coconut mixture with water for 5-7 minutes in a microwave or stove and strain it and just use the milk and discard the waste pulp.