Heat 6 tablespoons of in a pan and fry 1/2 of the onions till golden brown. Add half of the spices (cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms & pepper) and put the chicken & minced meat and fry till brown. Add ginger, garlic, chili, coriander, cumin & turmeric powders & fry for few minutes. Add 2 cups of hot water, cover & cook till the chicken is tender. Then beat the yoghurt with saffron and add it to the chicken. Cook uncovered for 10 more minutes. Remove from fire and set aside.
In a heavy large pan heat the remaining ghee and fry bay leaves and all the remaining spices (cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms & pepper). Add rest of the onions and fry until brown. Then add the rice and fry till golden. Add 1 tsp of salt & 4 cups of water and cook till the rice is done.
In a large flat bowl spread a layer of rice. Then spread a layer of chicken meat mixture. Repeat this. Garnish the top layer with fried almonds and raisins. Serve hot with any raita, mint or coriander chutney.