Wash and soak the rice for 15 minutes. Cut the onion lengthwise. Slit the green chilli lengthwise. Chop the tomato, garlic and ginger. Cut the vegetables into medium size pieces.
In a pressure cooker put the ghee or oil and when it is hot, add bay leaves, cloves and cinnamon sticks. Fry little and add onion, green chillies, garlic and ginger and fry till the onion turns transparent. Add tomato and fry for a while. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt. Stir well. Add the vegetables. Mix well. Now add the soaked rice and fry till it is hot to touch. Add 4 cups of water and pressure cook for two whistles.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Note: It can be prepared with Basmati rice also. In that case water quantity to be reduced to 3 cups. Also it can be cooked in coconut milk (coconut milk + water should be 3 cups).