I used 4 green chilies, increase or reduce as per taste.
Make it vegan by replacing ghee with vegan butter or a neutral oil such as avocado
In the tempering of the rice, you may also add whole spices such as cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. I kept this minimalistic and satvik.
Same for ginger garlic. If you'd like a spicier version, add ginger garlic paste and saute with the onion until the raw flavor disappears.