Wash and soak the Basmati rice in water and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
Put the pressure cooker on medium heat and add the ghee or oil.
Add all the dry whole spices, cumin/jeera, cloves, bay leaf, star anise for a minute.
Now add the thinly sliced onions and saute them till light pink in color.
Add the ginger-green chili paste and saute it for another 2 -3 minutes.
Add all the chopped vegetables and saute for 3-4 minutes, mix it well.
Now drain the rice and add the soaked rice, mix them gently so the grain remains intact, mix everything and
add the water and stir.
Add the salt and stir again.
Finally, add the coriander and mint leaves and close the lid of pressure cooker.
Cook the vegetable Pulao in pressure cooker on medium heat for 2 whistles or as per the quality of your rice.
Serve this delicious pulao steaming hot with raita or plain curd and papad.