Recipe is taken from the "The Spice Trail" cookbook which says the recipe is a blend of North and South Indian cuisines. The tangy flavor of mustard seeds and the unique flavor of curry leaves give this dish its character.
Heat the ghee or vegetable oil in a saucepan. Add the mustard seeds. Whey they start to sputter, add the cumin seeds, peanuts, cashew nuts, peas curry leaves and turmeric. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the rice and fry carefully until the grains are well coated in oil. Add the water and salt, stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes until done. Remove from the heat and fluff with a fork. Garnish with the shredded coconut and coriander and set aside for 5 minutes before serving.