Heat oil in a pot on the stove.
Now add the bay leaves and cumin and saute for 1-2 minutes.
Add the onion, and saute for 3-4 minutes, until light golden brown.
Now add the tomatoes. Also add the mint (I used frozen mint). Saute for 1- 2 minutes.
Add the spices and saute for 2-3 minutes. Now add ginger garlic paste and saute 2-3 more minutes.
Add the frozen vegetables and mix.
Add the chopped potato and mix.
Add the water, cover the pot and bring to a boil.
Now add the rice (that's been soaking for 15 minutes) and give a stir.
Boil on medium heat for 10 minutes or until most of the water has evaporated.
Now lower the heat, and cover the pot. Let it steam for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
Remove lid, gently fluff the rice and immediately serve.