Dondakaya ulli karam curry recipe is spicy and yummy andhra recipe made majorly of onions and red hot chillies. It goes well with hot rotis as well as rice. This is quick and easy recipe with simple ingredients available at home. You can refrigerate and use up to 7 to 10 days. I prefer this for vacation trips, usually I prefer dinners to make myself even at trips. Yes that is mom life. All mothers can understand this situation.



  • Tindora - 500Grams 
  • Onion - 2 
  • Oil -  4 tbsp
  • Garlic - 5 pods
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Red Chilies -12
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
  • Salt as taste


  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan. 
  2. Add onions, salt and saute it for 2 mins.
  3. Add garlic, cumin seeds, red chilies and cook it till they turn soft.
  4. Add coriander seeds and grind it to a coarse paste.
  5. In the same pan take 3 tbsp oil and add tindora pieces, salt and cook for a while with lid on it on a slow flame.
  6. Once its half cooked  add the blended paste and saute it for 2 mins.
  7. Cook it again for 8 minutes on low flame with lid on it.

Saute onions and cumin seeds

Add garlic,  red chili

Add all in blender and coriander seeds

Grind to a coarse paste
Saute tindora with salt

Add grinded paste
Saute for 5 minutes

Hello friends! Hope you all doing good in this quarantine days. Today is my 20th day of quarantine. We'll fight together and overcome this situation soon. Stay safe. I have decided to cook healthy dishes at least one time per day because my family together at home. Today I decided to post what I cook for lunch. I cook Ulundhu kanji with white urad dal, but I usually made with black lentils. At this situation I can't do shopping.

Black gram contains high levels of protein, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and vitamin B. It is especially good for women’s health. On puberty time elders make kali, kanji with urad dal to strengthen the uterus and helps to minimize the back pain.


  • Rice -1 cup
  • Urad Dal – 1/2 cup
  • Garlic crushed  – 1 tbsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Water – 4 cups
  • Ginger – 1 inch crushed
  • Coconut grated - 1 cup
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash rice and dal well. Add the rice and dal mix in it.
  2. Add garlic, ginger, fenugreek seeds and coconut in instant pot. Add water and mix it.
  3. Close the lid. Hit PRESSURE COOKER and set time for 10 mins.
  4. Allow the pressure releases naturally and open the lid.
  5. Add salt and milk and mix well.
  6. Serve kanji with green gram dal or thogayal.
Add washed Rice and urad dal

Add garlic
Add ginger, fenugreek seeds, coconut
Add water

After pressure release naturally, open the lid

Add salt and milk

Layered Parotta Recipe - Crispy Parotta Recipe

Paratha is usually called as parotta where I grew up. Its near to virudhunagar, where yennai parotta (Deep fried paratha) is famous. At my place, soft parotta serves with veg or non veg salna, it will be so nice to have  on a rainy day. The Parottta they make is entirely different there are so many methods in doing that,they will just throw the dough in air to make it thin, at home I am not practiced like that. This recipe is my own version of create shortcut of parotta flakes.


  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3 cups
  • Rice flour - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Eggs - 2
  • Water as needed
  • Salt as per taste

To make dough

  1. Take maida and rice flour in a wide mixing bowl/ cake mixer machine.
  2. Add salt, eggs, water and oil.
  3. Add water and start mixing the flour.
  4. Initially the dough may look and feel sticky. Add few drops of oil and knead the dough well.
  5. Let the dough rest for 1 - 2 hrs.
  6. After 2 hrs, you feel the dough with soft texture.

 To make parotta

  1. Take a small portion of dough, roll it thin. Apply oil over it.
  2. Cut it into thin strips. Gather it together and roll it. Spread it evenly.
  3. Roll it to 5 to 6 inch circle.
  4. Roll more parotta before fry it on dosa pan.
  5. Gently put parotta on hot pan.
  6. Flip and fry for a minute, and brush some oil on second side too.
  7. Fry on both sides and serve hot. 
Take maida and rice flour in a cake mixer machine

Dough is ready

Cover it with white cloth

After 2 hours

Roll into thin

Cut into thin stripes
Merge it

Take it together and start circle

Place it on the plate

Roll it and transfer to pan
I'm a real stay-at-home mom. I'm really hands-on. Everything else became secondary. Drew Barrymore
I'm a real stay-at-home mom. I'm really hands-on. Everything else became secondary.
- Drew Barrymore

Hello friends! 

Successful 1 week stay at home. How are you? I hope you all safe. Last week was so crazy because my husband started work from home with his regular busy meeting calls and my kid has online school who eats my time from 7 am to 2 pm. I literally didn't have time to cook breakfast and lunch. This week I tried to work out things at my best. As a mom without planner it never worked specially for me. I created one simple planner for locked down activities. 

Download Instructions:

 To download the planner, find the designs you like below, click on image below to bring up the high resolution image, and right click “save” to save the full size image to print.



Walking doesn't mean that walk in the park. Take a small walk for 1 hour just on your front yard and backyard. Allow kids to do cycling or biking around your house.

Gardening work

Gardening is the best way to keep you and your family busy both mentally and physically. We are at the end of winter, hope its right time to start gardening works at indoors or outdoors. In case you garden still snow covered, this is not so early to start sow the seeds. Earth day is nearing try to do some gardening work with kids, teach kids how to grow from seeds to plants. Ask them to track plants growth everyday. Even you lives in apartment home dont give up the gardening plan try to work with kitchen gardening.

Family Games

Play at least an hour with your family before bedtime. Board games are a great way for families to connect and could be a great fun. This allows you to bond with your children and spend quality time with them.


Give a new life to your hobby. So many stuffs we learnt on past years but not doing on present, open the boxes from garage and start working. My interest always crafting, currently I am obsessed with crocheting. It might be hard to sit and concentrate after ages, but now I have plans to make some home decor using crocheting.

Be Positive Person

Sharing positivity in this perplexing time. Approach everything with positive approach. Its hard but show positive energy with family so that everyone at family stays strong, don't make them to feel prison-ed or bored. In the past 10 days, I got clear idea what my kid learning at school, how I should channel his energy towards positive side. I got idea how much stress my husband overcome from his work, this helps me to understand how to I support him for work life balance. Life is all about learning, taken this locked down times as opportunity for many micro things abut my family.

Try to eat breakfast and dinners together. Be positive person and spread positivity.

 Stay safe πŸ‘
The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.”
Mark Twain
Hello friends! Welcome back to Iamgeetha blog. Looking for a April 2020 calendar for your planner or paste on refrigerator or place on desk. It’s a treat day for you because the 12 designs of  calendars for the April month that are all for free download. And yes, you can print and use them right away. These calendars come in different styles and format and I am pretty sure you can find that perfect calendar to use. Keep scrolling for excitement!

Below is the free printable April 2020 calendar and monthly planner for you to download!!!

There are 12 different Monthly April calendar available to download, I used only spring theme for April month which always a pleasant one to use any timeπŸ˜‰.

Download Instructions:

To download the April 2020 calendar, Weekly and monthly planner, find the designs you like below, click on image to bring up the high resolution image, and right click “save” to save the full size image to print.

Click the below links for other planners

Calendar 2020

Daily / Weekly Planners 

Birthday Planners

April 2020 Calendar with 12 designs

This month I have created with the combination of  Spring flowers. Its time to decorate our home. Hope this free calendar printable will use for you.

We have done with today printables. 12 free printable APRIL 2020 calendar designs and free planners for you! I hope you can use them and happy with your plans. Stay tuned for more printables. Don’t forget to check out our other digital paper packs. Create and enjoy!

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Lotus root contains a package of benefits like low calorie and high fiber content. Also contains the minerals potassium, phosphorous, copper, iron, and manganese, as well as thiamin, pantothenic acid, zinc, vitamin B6, vitamin C. Lotus root available from chinese stores anytime, we can cook sambar, fry, gravy, kootu anything as you wish. Today I'm sharing the poriyal recipe which goes best with dal rice, curd rice. Naturally it have more iodine so it tastes salty. Careful to add salt while cooking. Specially kids love this compared to other vegetables. Try to prepare this for monthly twice.


  • Lotus root / Thamarai Thandu - 2 cups
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato - 1
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Chili Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder - 2 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste 
  • Oil - 1 tbsp


  1. Take Instant pot bowl, add peel and cut lotus root and add 1 cup water to it.
  2. Close the lid and click PRESSURE COOK(High pressure). Set reminder for 5 mins. Hit cancel and do a natural pressure release, that's wait until silver button on lid drops. BE CAREFUL OF HOT STEAM. 
  3. Open the lid, filter lotus stem and keep aside.
  4. Turn on SAUTE mode and add oil.
  5. Once oil gets heated, add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Saute onions, tomatoes, ginger garlic paste.
  6. Add salt, turmeric powder, chili powder and coriander powder and saute it, until the raw smell goes away.
  7. Add boiled root and saute it for 2 mins.
  8. Transfer to bowl and serve.

Open the lid and check it cooked


Heat the pan, add oil and seasoned it.
Add onions, tomatoes

Add ginger garlic paste

Add all spices and saute until raw smell goes away

Add cooked lotus root

Saute it for 2 mins