Separate the previous cooked rice with a fork. If using a freshly cooked rice, allow it to cool before using.
Heat oil in a large pan.
Add mustard seeds, as they splutter, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, chopped onions, chilies and sauté for few minutes.
Then add the chopped spring onions, peas, chickpeas, nuts and saute for few more minutes
Add salt and turmeric.
Add rice and give a nice stir till all the rice is coated with the mixture.Garnish with cilantro and serve