Chop all veggies and set aside.
Turn Instant Pot to saute mode.
Add oil of choice, onions, and spices (including salt) and saute. Let onions cook down and brown a bit.
Add in the lamb and saute with onions and spices until it is mostly browned. If using chickpeas, add and saute for a couple of minutes.
Add in the can of crushed tomatoes and mix well with lamb and onions.
Add in chopped apricots, sweet potatoes, carrots. Mix everything well.
Turn Instant Pot to Pressure Cook mode on high for 20 minutes. Turn valve to sealing.
Once pressure cooking is complete, turn the valve to venting (quick release pressure).
Open the lid once all pressure has released. Give the stew a good stir. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
Serve with cauliflower rice or regular rice and enjoy!