Heat handi/pressure cooker, add ghee/oil, add star anise, Marathi moggu, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, bay leaf and let splutter.
Add ginger garlic paste, and fry till the raw smell goes away.
Add sliced onions and sautï¿½ well, add green chillies and continue sauteing.
Add tomatoes, stir well and let cook.
Add turmeric powder and continue cooking, once it forms into a thick paste, add green peas and mix well, add salt and let cook for a few minutes. Add washed rice and stir well, add chopped curry leaves.
Add enough water to immerse all these contents, stir again and close with lid.
Place whistle once the steam starts coming, and let cook for 2-3 whistles.