Heat oil in a pan, add whole spices, brown onion, garlic paste with 1/4 cup water, fry well
- Now add chili powder, salt, turmeric, yogurt and fry well,
- Add potato cubes, carrots cubes and peas, fry for 10 minutes, then add 1 cup water, cover and cook till vegetables are nearly done,
- Add soaked rice with 2 cups of water, cover and cook till water nearly dry. Add green chilies and 2 sliced tomatoes on top, simmer till done. Serve with raita.