Soak the Basmati Rice for 20 minutes in water. Drain the water.
Grind all the ingredients for paste with little water. Keep aside.
Take a pan, add ghee, fry the cashews,cloves, bay leaves and onions till golden brown, then add the tomatoes and cook well till soft.
Put the ground mixture. Fry for 5 minutes. Add rice and mix well.
Add 2 cups of hot water. Cook till Rice is done.
Garnish with mint leaves