How to Make It
Pick through the rice for any stones or dirt. Place rice in a fine wire-mesh strainer, and rinse under cool tap water until water is no longer cloudy. Transfer rice to a medium bowl; add water to cover, and soak 30 minutes.
Heat 2 tablespoons ghee in a medium saucepan over medium-high. Crack cardamom pods with the flat edge of a knife, and add them to the ghee with the cloves, bay leaves, and cumin seeds. Cook, stirring often, until spices are fragrant, 30 to 45 seconds. Add peas, and cook, stirring often, 1 minute. Drain rice completely, and add it to saucepan. Cook, stirring often, until rice grains are completely coated with ghee, 1 minute to 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Add 4 cups water and salt, and bring to a rolling boil over high. Reduce heat to low; cover pan with a lid, and cook until most of the water has evaporated, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Remove and discard cardamom pods, cloves, and bay leaves. Add remaining 1 tablespoon ghee, and fluff rice mixture with a fork. Garnish with cilantro.