Wash and clean one cup of rice with water. Rinse and place in a steel container with 1 cup of clean water.
Wash white urad dal with clean water. Rinse and keep it aside.
Switch on the instant pot and press the SAUTE button.
Once heated add oil and add all whole spices like dry red chili, star anise, cloves, peppercorns, cardamom, and cumin seeds.
Once all spices start crackling add chopped onion and cook until onion is translucent.
To this add chopped ginger and garlic. You can add 1tblsp ginger garlic paste as well.
To this add asafetida, turmeric powder, and red chili powder. Mix well.
Finally, add the rinsed dal with 2.5 cups of water and salt. Give a nice stir.
Place a long leg trivet inside the pot. Here do not use the trivet which comes with the pot.
Now place the rice container on top of the trivet. You can leave it open or cover it with the lid.
Close the instant pot with the lid and pressure valve in the sealing position. CANCEL the SAUTE mode. Press PRESSURE COOK or MANUAL button and set timer for 5 minutes.
Let the pressure released naturally and open the lid. Carefully remove the rice container using tongs.
In cooked dal add chopped green coriander and lemon juice. Give a stir. If it is too thick then add ½ cup water and mix. I added ½ cup of water.
Serve this white urad dal tadka with rice and hot chapati.