First press saute mode in Instant Pot and add a few teaspoons of oil. As the oil heats up, add cumin seeds and saute until they start to sizzle.
1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
Add chopped onions, and saute until it's translucent. Add chopped tomatoes. Saute it for another 20-30 sec. Now, add all the spices one by one and continue to stir well.
¼ teaspoon ground Black pepper, ½ teaspoon Coriander powder, ½ teaspoon Garam Masala powder, 1 teaspoon Red chili powder, ½ teaspoon Cinnamon powder, 1 cup chopped red onions, ½ cup chopped tomatoes, ½ teaspoon Cumin powder
Add frozen peas or any choice of your vegetables. Add freshly chopped mint leaves. Mix well. Now add the rinsed Basmati Rice, water, salt and give a good stir.
1½ cup basmati rice, 1 cup chopped mint leaves, ½ cup frozen peas, 1½ cup water
Press ‘Cancel’ to stop sauteing and close the instant pot lid.
Press the ‘pressure cook’ setting and set the timer for 4 mins high pressure.
After the timer expires, use the natural pressure release option. Open the lid when it is safe to do so. Add chopped cilantro(optional) and roasted cashews. Flavorful mint rice is ready!
¼ cup chopped cashews