Heat ghee and oil in a vessel, add bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, caradamom and star anise and stir for a few seconds. Add the sliced onions, ginger-garlic-green chillis paste. Saute the onions till they turn transparent.
Add the coriander and mint leaves and saute for 2-3 mts. Add the chopped mixed vegetables and cook on medium for 4-5 mts.
Add a chopped tomato and stir fry for a minute. Add the drained rice and saute for 2 mts.
Add the coconut milk and water. Bring to a boil.Add salt and nutmeg pwd and reduce heat to low-medium and cook covered with lid.
Once the rice and vegetables are cooked, turn off heat. Add fried cashew nuts and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
Serve warm with raita.