Wash the rice well and soak for 10 minutes then drain the water and set aside.
Crush above mentioned crush ingredients and keep aside.
Heat ghee or oil in a pan,fry the thinly sliced onion until light golden brown and transfer to a colander then fry the cashew and raisins separately, (in the same oil used for onion fry)drain them and keep aside.
In a thick bottom vessel heat 3tbsps ghee add all the whole spices saute for few seconds then add sliced onion and crushed ginger,garlic green chilly paste and saute until the onion become translucent.
Now add rice and saute for 4 to 5 minutes(don't brown or over roast the rice).
Then add boiling water and salt mix well,check the taste of the water and adjust salt,cover the vessel with its lid and cook on low flame for 20 minutes or until the water has dried off.
Open the lid, gently fluff the rice with a fork. Garnish with fried nuts,onion and chopped cilantro,keep covered for few more minutes.
Serve warm with mutton kuruma or any your favorite curry and papad.
* You can use basmati rice instead of kaima rice.
* The entire ghee rice recipe can be made in a pressure cooker.If cooking in a pressure cooker,adding by 31/2cup water and pressure cook for 3whistles.