Basmati rice- 2cups(washed and soaked for 20mins)
Green chillies,slit lengthwise-8
Potatoes peeled and cubed-1cup
Bread slices(fried in ghee)-3(optional)
Saffron strands-few(soaked in alittle milk)
Heat a little ghee in a pan, add half of the garam masala, saute until it begins to crackle,add the onions and brown them. Add half of the green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, chili powder and salt, saute for 5minutes. Then add the vegetables except paneer and stir for a while till they are well coated with masala. Now add enough water and cook till done. Bring plenty of water to boil add salt and remaining garam masala. Add rice and cook till they are half cooked, drain out the excess water.
Take the pan spread the rice,then spread the vegetables,then rice,sprinkle half of the ginger juliennes, green chilies,coriander leaves and mint leaves,alternating rice ,vegetables and mint leaves until rice and vegetables are finished. In the end sprinkle saffron milk and fried bread pieces.Place a moist cloth on the top,cover with lid and sealed with chapati dough(if the lid is loose),on a low flame cook for 20minutes.
serve hot with raitha