Rinse and soak Basmati rice in water for 30 mins. Drain the water and pressure cook the rice (for 3 whistles) with water ratio of 1:1.5. Fluff up the rice with a fork and let it cool down. Keep by side.
Chop onion lengthwise finely, tomatoes roughly, garlic in circles and slit green chilli's. Heat oil in a kadai and temper the ingredients listed in the table 'To Temper'.
Add onions, garlic, green chilly and saute till onions turns transparent.
Now add tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Saute well until tomatoes turn mushy and leaves water. Now it looks like a tomato thokku or semi gravy.
Add rice to the semi gravy and mix carefully without breaking the rice grains. Finally add chopped coriander leaves and ghee.Serve it hot with any raithas.