Wash rice well and set aside. Pour ghee into a broad-mouthed vessel and keep it on the fire. When the ghee is hot add chopped onions, garlic, ginger, green chilies, cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. Fry till they turn light brown in colour. Add the washed rice and stir for a little while. Add salt, water and stir. Keep it covered. When it begins to boil, stir again and reduce the heat. When the rice is partially cooked add to it the raisins and cashew nuts fried in a little ghee. The rice will be cooked in about ½ an hour.