Sauté onion until golden brown.
Add garlic, basil leaves, and peppercorn and mix well. Let the spices cook for 2 minutes.
Add the chopped vegetables and mix, followed by the powdered spices. Mix and cook for 5 minutes.
Now add the rice and water and cook until the rice absorbs all the water and fluffs up. This takes about 10 minutes to cook.
Serve with yogurt topped with rock salt.