Dry roast moong dal in a kadai till fragrant. Soak rice in two cups of water for half an hour and drain.
Heat ghee in a thick-bottomed pan and add bay leaf. Add green chillies and vegetables. Stir-fry for a minute or so. Add tomato, turmeric powder, rice and dal.
Add four cups of water. Stir and bring to a boil. Add salt and sugar. Cook, covered, till rice is done. Mix well. Serve hot.