Take a pot with a lid and set it over medium high heat. Put the oil in and once the oil heats up, add onions and ginger garlic paste. Once the onions start to brown, add the all spice leaf, bay leaf and cumin powder. If you do not have all spice leaves, pop in some cinnamon, cloves, star anees and nutmeg. The spices you add must be according to your taste. Add the salt, sugar and green chillies.
Stir this mixture around and add the chopped vegetables. You can use veggies like capsicum, carrot, peas, fresh corn, cauliflower, broccoli. Make sure that the veggies are cut to a small size. Now add the water and let it come to a boil. Add the basmati rice in. Reduce the heat to low/simmer, cover with lid and let it simmer for 15 minutes. After 15 mins, turn the heat off and let stand for 5 minutes. Now, take a fork and mix the ingredients. The reason you'd use a fork is to prevent breaking the beautiful long strands of the basmati rice.
Your healthy easy breezy lunch is ready. Enjoy!
A tip here would be to pre-cook them partially in the microwave. The reasons I do this are to ensure that none of the vegetables are left uncooked and to keep the water measurement accurate. It's obvious if you add uncooked vegetables then you'd have to add a little more water. You can if you want to, however, pre-cooking them makes things easier and quicker.