Set the Instant Pot on SAUTE mode at NORMAL.
Next, add oil to the pot. When the oil becomes moderately hot throw in the whole cumin seeds and sizzle them for a few seconds.
Now, add the golden raisins & saute for 1/2 min until they are plump.
Throw in the chopped onions & saute for another 1 min.
Add the veggies & saute for 1 min. Add the spices too & mix well. Saute for 1 more min.
Now, add the rinsed white quinoa. Mix well with all the other ingredients in the pot.
Next, pour the hot or warm water and give everything a very good mix, so that there are no lumps in the water.
CANCEL the SAUTE mode and close the lid of the Instant Pot & seal the vent.
Press the PRESSURE COOK button & set it on HIGH for 1 min.
After 1 min when the IP begins to beep, wait for a NPR (natural pressure release for about 5 mins).
Open the pot and gently fluff the Quinoa Pulao with the help of a knife.
Throw in the pan roasted chicken strips and give everything a gentle mix.
Wait for 10 more mins before serving. The Quinoa Pulao will absorb the excess moisture and become so light, fluffy and not sticky at all! Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice & some chopped cilantro. Enjoy!