Wash and rinse the rice. Soak it in an equal amount of water and set it aside.
Click on the sauté function of the instant pot and add a tsp of oil in the pot.
You can add more oil if you want. Add all items listed under the tempering section in the order listed.
Always remember to add curry leaves and green chilies after the seeds pop and wait for 30-seconds before adding ginger and sliced onions
Mix well and wait till the onions are lightly brown but not fully cooked. Add turmeric, salt, washed and rinsed rice and the water. Stir well.
Add half of the lime juice at this point and mix well. Now close the lid and seal the vent. Set the instant pot to the pressure cook mode and add 4 minutes of cooking time. After the beep, wait for the natural pressure release and open the lid.
By using a fork, fluff the rice and add lime or lemon juice. Add roasted peanuts and chopped cilantro. Gently mix the rice. Serve hot with any Indian side.