Add all the paste ingredients to the small chutney/grinding jar of the mixer. Grind to a coarse paste.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add a bay leaf and fry for 20 seconds or until fragrant.
Add the blended paste and fry for 4-5 minutes or until the raw smell goes away.
Add onion, carrot, potato and beans and saute for 2 minutes.
Drain water from the washed and soaked rice and add the rice to the pressure cooker along with curry leaves.
Mix and lightly saute the rice for 2-3 minutes.
Add 4 cups water, salt and combine. Taste the broth and adjust salt at this step.
Pressure cook on medium heat for 2 whistles and turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to release naturally.
Once the pressure is released, open the cooker, top with lemon juice, croutons and fried onions. Mix gently and serve immmediately.