Begin by soaking the white peas or safed matar or vatana with enough water overnight.
Pour the soaked white peas in the Instant Pot and add 2.5 cups water, turmeric power, baking soda and salt.
Close the lid of the pot. Seal the Valve and set it to HIGH PRESSURE for 9 mins.
After 9 mins when the IP begins to beep do a QPR (Quick pressure release) immediately.
Mash the cooked white peas or safed matar with a potato masher so that the peas do not stand out. Do not make a paste but just mash about 50% of the peas. Set aside the Ragda.
How to make Ragda in Pressure Cooker?
Add the overnight soaked white peas or vatana in the pressure cooker with 2.5 cups water, turmeric powder, baking soda and salt.
Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook the Ragda over medium flame until 5 whistles.
Turn off the heat and immediately release the rest of the pressure from the pressure cooker completely.
Open the lid of the pressure cooker and mash the cooked safed matar with the help of a potato masher. Just mash about 50% of the peas and do not make a complete paste. The Ragda is ready. Set it aside.