Saffron soaked in ½ cup of milkI used yellow food colouring
Soak rice in water for 30 mins. And cook it as per this method. Spread on a plate and allow it cool down.
Start by making the koftas. Take all the ingrediants given for the kofta in a bowl except cornflour and oil and mix well. Make small balls out of it. Roll it in cornflour and shallow fry them in oil till they are golden and seared. Remove them to a plate.
Deep fry sliced onions in oil till they turn golden. Drain them in a paper towel. Set this aside.
Heat oil in a kadai and add in onions, green chilli and ginger garlic paste and mix well. Cook till they turn golden.
Add in all the spice powders and salt and mix well.
Add in tomatoes and cook till they turn mushy. Add in curd and mix well.
Pour some water and bring it to boil. Add in the fried koftas and mix well. Cover it with a lid and let it cook for 15-20 mins on a low flame till done.
Preheat the oven to 160 Degree C / 320 Degree F.
Now time to assemble. Take a deep oven proof dish. Spread all the kofta masala in the bottom, Add half of the rice on top, Pour half of the saffron milk, Sprinkle half of the fried onions , coriander and mint. Now layer the remaining rice on top, pour the remaining saffron milk, sprinkle the remaining fried onions, coriander and mint. Now spoon some ghee on top and cover the bowl.