Set the instant pot to the saute mode. Let it heat till the "Hot" sign appears on the IP display. Add oil and let it heat.
There is a little difference in this Instant pot method than the traditional curry paste making method mentioned above. Instead of adding onions first, we will add everything all at once.
Add onion, ginger and garlic mixure, followed by tomato puree, all spices and salt. Give a good mix and saute for about 2 minutes. (Till the mixture loses some moisture)
Now change the cooking method to pressure cook and set the time for 3 minutes.
Close the lid and seal the vent.
Once the cooking time is up, wait for the NPR.
After the natural pressure release, stir the mixture well.
Now press the saute button again and cook the mixture further till the mixture looks thick and paste-like consistency.
The curry paste is ready. Store it in an air-tight glass jar for two weeks or freeze it for a month.