Press SAUTE mode on Instant Pot. Add oil and once it’s hot, add whole spices and saute for 30 secs or till aromatic.
Then add sliced onions, ginger-garlic paste .Saute for 2-3 minutes until they turn soft and golden brown in color – stir regularly
Add tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes or till tomatoes turn soft.
Next add spinach puree ,let it boil for 1-2 minutes.Now add dry spices one by one and stir well.
Add rinsed Basmati Rice, water, salt and give a stir .Adjust water appropriately.
Close the lid on the pot, and turn valve from VENTING to SEALING positio
Press CANCEL button on Instant Pot.Set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK button (High Pressure) and set timer to 5 minutes
Wait for Natural Pressure Release(NPR).BE CAREFUL OF THE HOT STEAM
Remove lid away from you, add lime juice ,garnish with fried onion and cashews and Mix well
Palak or Spinach Biryani is ready.Serve with Raita or plain yogurt