Press SAUTE mode on Instant Pot. Add oil or ghee and once it’s hot add all the whole spices.Saute for few seconds.
Next add ginger garlic paste, green chillies and saute till raw smell of ginger and garlic disappears.
Add onions and saute for 2-3 minutes until they turn soft and light brown in color – stir regularly.
Add mixed vegetables, mint, coriander leaves and cook for another 2 minutes.
Then add the water and deglaze the pot to remove any stuck bits at the bottom of the pot.
Next add rinsed Basmati Rice ,salt and mix everything well.Adjust seasoning at this stage.
Close the lid on the pot, and turn pressure valve to SEALING position.Set the pot to manual (High Pressure) and set timer to 5 minutes.
Once the Pot beeps,Wait for Natural Pressure Release(NPR).Remove lid away from you,Squeeze some lime juice
Vegetable Pulao is ready.Serve with Raita or plain yogurt.