Take all ingredients listed "for grinding” and make a smooth paste in a blender using 1/4 cup water.Dont add too much water while grinding.
Press SAUTE mode on Instant Pot. Add oil and once it's hot add Bay leaf and sliced onions.
Saute for 2-3 minutes until they turn soft and light brown in color - stir regularly.
Add mix vegetables and cook for another one minute.
Then add mint-coriander masala paste, turmeric powder, salt and saute for 2-3 minutes until raw smell of spices goes away.Keep stirring else masala paste may get burnt.
Add washed Basmati Rice,water and give a stir .
Press CANCEL button on Instant Pot.Close the lid on the pot, and turn valve from VENTING to SEALING position.Set the pot to manual (High Pressure) and set timer to 6 minutes
Do a Quick Release(QR) (Wait until silver button on lid drops).BE CAREFUL OF THE HOT STEAM
Remove lid away from you,garnish with Cilantro and lime juice
Vegetable Pulao is ready.Serve with Raita or plain yogurt.