Start by pressing the saute mode in Instant Pot
Add 2 teaspoon of oil to the inner pot on medium setting.
Once it’s hot, add cinnamon sticks, chopped ginger-garlic and saute for 2 minutes until they turn light brown.
Now add chopped onions and continue to saute until they turn translucent.
Add the spices one by one - red chili powder, garam masala, cumin powder, coriander powder.
Add spinach leaves, frozen green peas and continue to stir well.
Now add the rinsed Basmati Rice, water, salt and give a good stir.
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, do a natural pressure release. Remove the lid, add lemon juice, and lightly fluff rice with a fork.
Spinach Rice is ready! Serve it hot paired with raita.