Soak basmati rice for 10 mins atleast. Grind clean mint leaves, ginger, chilli with lemon juice and little water to a paste.
Heat a small pressure cooker with oil, temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table and add thin sliced onion.
Once onion turns transparent, add cubed potato, peas and the ground paste.Add turmeric, garam masala powder, little salt.
Cook in medium flame till oil separates. Add rice and required salt.
Mix well. Add 1 & ½ cups water and bring to boil.
Cook in lowest flame for 12 mins. If you want to give whistle, just close the lid after adding water and give 2 whistles in medium flame.
Roast cashew nuts in ghee and add to the pulao.