Make the Masala paste: Grind onion, green chilies, ginger, ground coriander, ground cumin along with thew cream into a smooth paste.
Cook Rice: Wash and soak rice for at least 30 minutes. Then cook rice with enough water, make sure that the rice grains are separate. Let cool.
Boil or steam mixed vegetables until tender. Keep ready.
Heat butter in a pan, add the whole spices and once the spices turn aromatic, add cashews and raisins and cook till the cashews turn golden.
Add the mixed vegetables and saute for 3~4 minutes. Next add the masala paste and cook till it doesn't smell raw anymore, about 3~4 minutes.
Add the cooked rice and gently mix to coat the grains with masala. Season with salt and mix well.
Serve with a spicy curry and/ or raita.