Sure, here's a simple guide on how to make Indian pulao:

Ingredients: Gather basmati rice, mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, beans), onions, and spices (cumin seeds, bay leaves, cloves).

Rinse the Rice: Wash 1 cup of basmati rice thoroughly to remove excess starch. Soak it in water for 30 minutes.

 Sauté the Aromatics: In a pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds. Once they sizzle, add chopped onions and sauté until golden brown.

Add Vegetables: Mix in the chopped vegetables and sauté for a few minutes until they are slightly tender.

Spice it Up: Introduce spices like bay leaves and cloves. You can also add a pinch of turmeric and garam masala for extra flavor.

Cook the Rice: Drain the soaked rice and add it to the pan. Sauté for a couple of minutes to let the rice absorb the flavors.

 Water Ratio: For 1 cup of rice, add 2 cups of water. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and let it simmer until the rice is cooked and the water is absorbed.

Fluff and Rest: Once done, let the pulao sit covered for a few minutes. Then, fluff the rice with a fork to separate the grains.

Garnish: Garnish with fresh coriander leaves or fried onions for an added visual and flavor appeal.

Serve: Your fragrant and flavorful Indian pulao is ready to be served as a standalone dish or as a side with raita or yogurt. Enjoy your homemade delight!