1. Soak the rice for about one-half hour. Wash the rice and drain in a colander.
  2. Heat oil in a cooking utensil and add the cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom
  3. Fry for a few seconds taking care not to burn the spices.
  4. Add the chopped onion and green chilies and fry till the onion turns translucent.
  5. Add the turmeric powder and fry for a few seconds.
  6. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  7. Add the rice, coconut milk, and salt to taste. Cook till the rice is done.