Basmati rice - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Star anise -1
Bay leaf - 1
Shajeera - 1/4tsp
Saffron - 2 to 3 generous pinches
Salt to taste
Turmeric a generous pinch
Wash & soak rice in water for 15 minutes.
Heat oil & ghee in a pan add all the spices fry till nice aroma comes out.
Now pour the water,crushed saffron,salt & turmeric powder,mix well.
Drain the water out from the rice,once the water starts to boil add the rice.
Now lower the flame cover the pan with a tight lid.
Cook the rice till all the water has evaporated & grains are separate.
Switch off the gas gently fluff it up with a fork.
Sprinkle some crushed saffron on top & serve with any gravy you wish.
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