First, soak the rice for 20 minutes and then rinse and keep it ready
Now, Heat oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat and add mustard seeds.
Once the oil is hot, add the bay leaf, green cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon stick. cook till you get the whiff of the aroma
Add the chopped onion, green chili, and curry leaves and Cook for 2 minutes.
Then add the ginger-garlic paste and cook for a minute.
Add the chopped tomatoes along with salt and mix. Cook for 6 to 7 minutes until mushy.
Then add the spices turmeric powder, coriander powder, and red chili powder.
Cook till the oil is separated from the masala
Add the soaked rice to the cooker and mix well with the masala.
Add water, mix well and close the lid.
Wait for three whistles and then turn off the heat and let the pressure release on its own.
Open the cooker and fluff the rice with a fork. Garnish with mint leaves.
Serve hot with raita.