Ingredients :
 Basmati rice   : 4 cups
Garlic-ginger paste  : 1 tbsp
 Fish pieces   : 1 1/2 cup
Rred dry chillies  : 3 pcs
Turmeric powder  : 1/4 tsp 
Lemon  : 1 lemon
Onions  : 2 medium
Peppercorns  : 15 pcs
Cloves  : 6 pcs
Sticks cinnamon  : 1-2-inch
White cardamoms, crushed  : 8 pcs
Cumin seeds powder  : 1 1/2 tsp
Bay leaves  : 2 leaves
Salt to taste
Ghee and oil as required

*  Wash the rice clean and put in a colander to drain out the water. 
*  Remove the black threads running at the back of the fishs and wash these fish pieces with water. 
*  Smear with a little salt and lemon juice. 
*  Keep aside for 1/2 an hour. 
*  Cut the onions into thin slices. 
*   Heat 3 tablespoons of refined oil in a heavy-bottomed dekchi and season it with peppercorns, 
     cloves, cinnamon sticks, crushed cardamoms and bay leaf. 
*   Add the ground chillies and the pastes of ginger and garlic. 
*   Stir and put in the fish. Fry till oil starts oozing out. 
*   Put in the rice, turmeric, cumin seeds powder and enough salt. 
*   Fry for some time so that the rice comes to a pale yellow colour.
*   Pour 3 cups of hot water and squeeze in the juice of the lemon. Make the fire medium. 
*   Let cook till the fish are tender and rice is cooked. 
*   Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of good ghee in another dekchi. 
*   Put in the onion slices. 
*   Fry till they are browned and become crisp. 
*   Take out and keep aside. 
*  Pour the ghee remaining in the dekchi over the ready fish pulav and mix well. 
*  Transfer the pulav in a nice serving dish. 
*  Garnish with the fried onion slices. 
*  Serve hot. This easy-to-make pulav is simply delicious.