Wash and pat dry salmon with a paper towel and cut into 5 to 6 pieces.
In a medium bowl mix ginger, garlic, garam masala, red chili powder, turmeric, lemon juice, oil, and salt. Spread the marinade evenly on the salmon. Arrange the salmon pieces on the steamer basket with the skin side down.
Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot insert. Place the steamer basket inside the Instant Pot.
Close the Instant Pot lid with pressure release to sealing. Select the Pressure Cook/Manual Setting and adjust the cooking time to 3 mins high pressure. Quick release and open the Instant Pot. Enjoy hot with a squeeze of fresh lemon and thinly sliced red onions.
Always quick release when cooking fish in the Instant Pot to avoid overcooking.
This recipe makes well-done salmon, if you like it medium-rare or medium, pressure cook it for just 1 to 2 minutes.