First off , soak rice for about 20 minutes .
Boil it till al dente
Drain and keep aside .
In a pan , heat oil and saute onions first .
Add in the ginger garlic paste next and saute for another minute .
Put the tomato paste next .
Add in the rest of the spices along with the salt and saute for another minute .
At this point , add in the thinly sliced okra to it .
Keep the flame on low and simmer it for around another 10-12 minutes or till the raw smell disappears .
Cover it and let it simmer without adding any water .
After 12 minutes , add the cooked rice and stir well .
Cover with a lid again and allow it to simmer for another 5 minutes or so .
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves .
Serve hot as it is or with any pickle or raita of your choice .