Firstly, press SAUTE mode on Instant Pot. Heat oil or ghee, add all the whole spices, and saute for a few seconds.
Next, add onions, green chilies, and saute for 2-3 minutes until they turn soft and light brown - stir regularly.
Then add ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw smell of ginger and garlic disappears.
Add mixed vegetables, mint leaves, and cook for a minute.
Next, add rinsed basmati rice, water, salt and mix everything well. Adjust seasoning at this stage. Deglaze the pot to remove any food particle stuck at the bottom of the pot.
Close the Instant Pot with pressure valve to Sealing. Cook on High Pressure for 5 minutes.
Once the Pot beeps, Quick Pressure Release. Remove the lid away from you, Squeeze some lime juice and add coriander leaves.
Vegetable Pulao is ready. Serve with Raita or plain yogurt.