Soak basmati rice for 10 minutes. Grind the items under ‘To grind’ table with little water to a smooth paste.
Extract coconut milk by grinding coconut with lukewarm water.
Squeeze and strain the coconut milk. Measure and keep aside.
Heat a small pressure cooker with ghee. Fry onion and green chilli for just until onion just turns transparent.
Add the ground paste and fry until ghee separates and raw smell goes off.
In goes tomato and little salt. Fry until soft. Add rice and fry for a minute.
Add coriander leaves, salt and mix well.
Pour in the coconut milk and water, so that all together you add 2 cups liquid.
Bring to boil and mix well. Close with the lid and put the flame to low.
Cook in sim for 14 mins or give 2 whistles in medium flame (refer notes).
Once done, give a gentle stir to fluff the rice.