Slice onion, chop tomato into cubes. Cut the vegetables as per the size you want. If you have peas, you can add peas too.
Keep cauliflower immersed in hot water with salt.
Soak sona masuri rice for just 10 mins.
Boil 2 cups water for using later in step 8.
In a pressure cooker, heat oil and add biryani leaf followed by sliced onion.
Add all the chopped veggies, tomato except cauliflower.
Place peeled garlic, ginger, onion, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, star anise, marathi moggu, green chilli, mint and coriander leaves in a blender. Grind smoothly.
Pour this over the vegetables. Add coriander seeds powder, turmeric, little salt just for the vegetables.
Mix and cook covered in medium or low flame. Wait until oil separates and the raw smell of the masala goes away. (5-8 mins)
Add 2 cups of hot boiling water and soaked rice.
Drop the cauliflower, strained from water.
Pressure cook for 2 whistles in medium flame. Fluff once done.