Wash and soak the beans overnight or for at least 6 hours.
Switch on the instant pot. Select the saute mode and heat oil. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf and stir it.
Now, add the chopped onion and sauté until it becomes translucent. Add the ginger-garlic paste and cook until the raw smell of the paste has gone.
Next, add tomatoes and sauté until they are soft and mushy. Add spice powders, mix well, cover and cook on low saute mode for 5 minutes.
Now add the soaked beans, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
Add 1+½ cup water, check the seasoning. Add coriander leaves and cancel the saute mode
Close the lid and keep the valve in sealing mode and select pressure cook mode and set the timer for 12 minutes.
when cooking time is done, allow natural pressure to release naturally.
Serve this healthy and delicious curry with plain rice or roti.