Step 1 : Soak basmati rice in cold water for 30 minutes, drain, and keep aside.
Step 2 :In a deep pan, heat ghee or oil, and splutter cumin seeds. Add crushed cardamom pods, cloves, bay leaves, and fry again.
Step 3 : Now it’s time to add the finely chopped onions and fry until they become translucent. Throw in carrots, and fry for another 2-3 minutes. Add basmati rice and mix well. Now you can cook the rice with two cups water. Remember to add enough salt and ground cumin. Cover the pan with a lid, and allow it to boil over high heat. Then reduce the heat and let it cook slowly over a low flame.
Step 4 :When the rice is almost done, throw in peas and corn. Cover again, and cook until the rice is cooked. When done, turn off heat, and leave to stand for 10 minutes. Garnish with fried cashew nuts, and serve.
Hot and steamy Tricolour Veggie Pulao is now ready to eat!