Wash the mint and discard the stalks. In a food processor or blender combine mint, coconut, chillis and 1/2 tsp salt to fine paste. In a frying pan ( you can also use your pressure cooker or rice cooker and so use only one pan for the whole thing) add 1tbsp of ghee and fry onion with whole spices and ginger garlic paste then add the mint paste and fry until the color changes from a dark green to a light green ( do not burn). In the pressure cooker or rice cooker add 2.5 cups of rice ( basmati preferably) with 5 cups of water and 1/2 tsp salt. Add the fried contents to the rice and then cook until rice is done. Fry cashew nuts in 1tbsp of ghee and then add to the rice when done and leave on warm for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with yoghurt, potato curry or beef cutlets ( see recipe).