Wash the rice and green mung beans, soak them in water for about 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, drain the water and lightly rinse the rice and beans and keep them aside in a bowl.
Heat oil in the pressure cooker and fry the cumin seeds.
Add red chilies and when chilies are fried, add the bay leaf and saute for few seconds.
Add the rice and green mung beans, roast for about a minute in low heat.
Add the grated coconut, ginger garlic paste and saute for another one minute.
Add salt and all spices, mix well and roast for another 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the water, mix well all the contents and close the pressure cooker with the valve. Please follow all directions in the manual while using a pressure cooker.
Cook in medium heat for about 8 to 10 minutes or until 2 whistles come.
After 8 to 10 minutes of cooking, switch off the cooker and wait for it to cool down.
When the pressure cooker is cooled enough, you can open the cooker and see if the rice and beans are cooked enough and soft and blended with all the spices and coconut nicely. Mix well using a fork and serve hot for lunch or dinner!
You can serve this easy yellow rice with green mung beans as it is or with fresh yogurt or raitha or any chutneys, curries, pickles or any side dishes as you like!