Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and brown chicken well on all sides. Place the trivet in a pressure cooker. Sprinkle chicken with ginger paste, garlic paste, salt, black peppers, cumin seeds, red chili powder, poultry seasoning, garam masala , lemon juice and plain curd. Then place on trivet.
Add water. Seal cooker, bring up to high pressure, reduce heat to stabilize pressure and cook for 5 minutes for each pound of chicken.
Remove cooker from heat and release pressure. Let chicken stand for 15 minutes before carving into serving pieces.