Step 1 Wash the rice thoroughly & soak for about 30-45 minutes.
Step 2 In a small bowl take lukewarm milk, add saffron strands, stir it well & keep it aside.
Step 3 Heat a pan , add 1 TBSP ghee.
Step 4 Add all dry fruits into the pan, roast for about 30-35 seconds & keep it aside.
Step 5 Heat another pan, add 1 TBSP ghee.
Step 6 Add cumin seeds and let it splutter.
Step 7 Add green cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaf into the pan & saute for a few seconds.
Step 8 Add soaked rice and gently stir for 2-3 minutes on high flame.
Step 9 Add 2-1/2 cup water into the pan and let the rice cook for 4-5 minutes until water is reduced.
Step 10 Now add roasted dry fruits, saffron milk & gently mix it with the rice.
Step 11 Add salt to taste.
Step 12 Let the rice cook for another 5-6 minutes until rice grains are tender and there is no water.
Step 13 Rice is ready to serve.