Heat a pressure cooker with ghee & oil. Add bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, & cardamom. Fry for a minute and then add onions. Saute them nicely until golden brown. Once onions becomes transparent, then add the ground masala paste.
Mix it well and stir it for three minutes. Now add red chilli powder,coriander powder and garam masala powder. Mix them together and fry them for five minutes. Then add pressure cooked channa and mix well with the gravy. Saute them for 3 minutes.
Once the channa is well coated with the gravy, add soaked basmati rice and mix well.
Add 1.5 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Then close the lid of pressure cooker and cook everything in low medium flame for three whistles. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and fluff the rice with a spoon slowly and add lemon juice and top with ghee if required.