Rice and Dal is one of the first foods to cook learn by beginners. One more special about this we feed baby first solid food also Rice and Dal. It's most comfort food, easy digestion, protein rich food. It saves so much time on busy mornings specially working moms or unexpected guests. You can easily make rice and dal together in your pot. Sounds great!!

 

 

What is Pot in Pot?

Pot in Pot is the method of cooking that allows food to cook in a separate bowl that’s placed on a steam rack in the Instant Pot. Steam generated from the water below the pan is used to build pressure and cook the food. This helps to cook multi food at the same time.

When to Use Pot in Pot?

It can be hard to know what dishes require pot in pot cooking and what dishes are best cooked right inside the inner pot. I have found the following dishes to be best suited to PIP cooking in the Instant Pot.

  • A recipe that has a thick gravy or sauce.
  • Rice is the best option if you need for only 3 - 4 peoples, you can even use it to make quinoa or any millet.
  • Recipes that don’t use a full 1 or 1.5 cups of thin liquid, as you need that liquid in order for pressure to be reached in an electric pressure cooker.
  • Recipes that require a water bath like cheesecakes, lasagna.
  • To steam vegetables.
  • To cook two different recipes but at the same time.
  • To reheat a meal.

Ingredients for Rice

  • Rice - 2 cups
  • Water - 4 cups

Ingredients for Dal 

  • Toor dal / Moong dal - 1.5 cup
  • Water - 4 cups
  • Turmeric - 1 tsp
  • Garlic - 4 pods
  • Oil - 1 tbsp

Method

  1. Place the rinsed and drained rice in a steel container. Add water to it and give a quick stir. Optional you can add pinch of salt too.
  2. Place the rinsed and drained dal in another steel container. Add water, turmeric, garlic pods, oil to it and give a quick stir.
  3. Close and place a two tier steamer inside the pot.
  4. Close the pot with its lid and press the pressure cook or manual button. Cook on high pressure for 8 minutes with the pressure valve in the sealing position. Let the pressure release naturally.
  5. Once the pressure has released naturally, open the lid and carefully remove the steam container using sling handle for easy lift.
  6. For dal, you can temper with mustard seeds and chili or you can use to prepare sambar.


Freezer pop is one of the recent addictions for my toddler. Freezer pop always a favorite for kids. The only challenge part to keep your hands from freezing. Once it loses the cold that tastes not amazing. Holding an ice pop really a bit uncomfortable or freezer burn feeling for kids, so here I found the best solution. SqueeZaroo an innovative product and adorable which helps to keep your kid hands from freezing and keeps the pop cold. 

 

 

When this product arrive in mail, I ran to my freezer and gave my 5 yr old, he loves batman and puppies. He excited and said "Mamma I love my bat man and puppy, my hands not freezing". The pop sleeves come in many different colors and styles as you need. Instead of using napkins to hold the freezer pop we can use SqueeZaroo products with cute and adorable designs.

 

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Fried chicken is everyone's favorite. But I personally stay away from deep fry chicken because of its tempting taste. Also once we introduced this taste to kids, then they doesn't love chicken curry. For my son, I introduced this taste once he turned 5. It's one of the finger licking recipe.
 


Hope you guys like this recipe. If you guys try it and let me know in comments.


Ready to serve


Ingredients

  • Chicken - 500 gm
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder-1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder(malli podi)- 1tbsp
  • Turmeric powder(manjal podi)-1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder-2 tsp
  • Egg-1
  • Pepper-1 tsp
  • Corn flour -1 tbsp
  • Maida / All purpose flour - 2 tbsp
  • Handful of coriander leaves
  • Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Method

  1. Mix all the ingrdients except oil with the chicken and marinate it around 4 hrs or overnight. 
  2. Heat oil for deep frying and fry the chicekn for 10 - 20 mins until cooks and turned to golden color.
  3. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice.

Take all ingredients in a bowl
Take all ingredients in a bowl

Mix all ingredients together
Mix all ingredients together

 

Add chickens to marinate
Add chickens to marinate

Deep fry until cooks fully
Deep fry until cooks fully
Ready to serve

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The summer break, the vacation time of year every mommy thinks about during the stressful moments throughout the year. By the time you get used to your summer schedule or routine with the family, it’s time to get back kids into school routine again. The beginning of every school year can be overwhelming and exciting at the same time. In few days, our kids will start the first day of school for this academic year. For moms, its the busy time of the year like school mails - school supplies, bus routes and so on. Here are some things you can do to get ready for back to school.


 

Teach Social Distancing and self care to kids

At many schools, they decided to open the school as usual with the new normal classes. Anyway teachers will instruct our kids but its necessary as  parents we teach them social distancing, use sanitizer and hand wash often and keep small sized bottles at kid bag so that our kid don't need to share with common sanitizer which provides by school. 

Get rid of Lice

Once kids back to school, we already know about the letter we will receive about lice on our child class that some child have lice. It will be worst day of the year. Many parents get panic and trouble their child. There is nothing to get panic if we follow the correct procedures and right products for the treatment. Generally from preschool to middle school kids face the lice issue, mostly it spreads from head to head. The main things notice before we shop the lice treatment products are NO PESTICIDES, NO HARSH CHEMICALS and NON-TOXIC. Also the treatment is super easy to follow thanks to LICE CHOICE there is no drama with this product. 

 


 

How to use LICE CHOICE products

Step 1

Unboxing the Lice choice treatment Kit includes the below, disposable cape and goggles with lights are the coolest things 😎

  1. Head Lice Spray (32 fl. oz.) – enough to do 8-10 treatments
  2. Stainless-Steel Micro-Grooved Comb
  3. Household Spray (24 fl. oz.)
  4. Reusable Magnifying Goggles with Lights
  5. Disposable Cape (keeps clothes dry)
  6. Two (2) Large Hair Clips

Step 2

  1. Wash child hair with regular mild shampoo. Dry the hair fully.
  2. Spray hair and scalp with Head Lice Spray until thoroughly saturated from the scalp to the ends so it is fully soaked. Detangle hair. 
  3. Divide hair into THIN sections and use Stainless-Steel Micro-Grooved Comb
  4. Start the scalp each time and comb through the entire length of hair strands. Do this step slow and careful and take little portion of hair and do it.
  5. If hair starts to dry out while combing, re-spray to keep hair fully saturated during the entire treatment. 
  6. Repeat this for alternate days until you feel NO lice. 

 

Step 3

  1. Change all bed linens and vacuum all carpets and upholstered furniture.
  2. Lightly spray  the Household Spray where needed on bed linens, blankets, fabric furniture, carpets, stuffed animals, coats, hats, backpacks, and any other fabric surfaces you are coming in contact with. Allow to dry.

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 “Its another month with new normal.

 
Hello friends! Welcome back to Iamgeetha blog. Looking for a September 2020 calendar for your planner or paste on refrigerator or place on desk. It’s a treat day for you because the 11 back to school designs + 15 floral designs of  calendars for the September month that are all for free download.  This time I used some canvapro photos to use. 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 September 2020 calendar and monthly planner for you to download!!!

There are 11 back to school designs & 15 floral designs of Monthly September calendar available to download, summer theme for September month which always a pleasant one to use any time😉.

Download here

FLOWERS

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JzWxb1AKBVM6R0OG9DxUC38n376aHIBz/view?usp=sharing

BACK TO SCHOOL

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1JzWxb1AKBVM6R0OG9DxUC38n376aHIBz

Click the below links for other planners

Calendar 2020

Daily / Weekly Planners 

Birthday Planners


September 2020 Calendar with 11 back to school designs

This month few of them, I have created with the back to school theme. Its time to decorate school or college kids table. Hope this free calendar printable will use for you.


 

September 2020 Calendar with 15 floral designs

This month, few of them I have created with the floral theme for September days. Its time to decorate our home. Hope this free calendar printable will use for you.



We have done with today printables. 11 back to school designs + 15 floral designs printable of September 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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Me and Briyani, Briyani and me. Best love story ever.
 
This is a very simple home style prawn biryani recipe that can be done in no time. I have shared two methods of making this prawn biryani. This prawn biryani recipe is perfect for beginners. The most important point in making a prawn recipe is cleaning and deveining the prawns. 
 


If we think about seafood to cook, we never ignore the prawns. Prawns are easy to cook compared to meats. Hope you guys will try this recipe and let me know in comments 😍




Ingredients

  • Prawns - 1/2 kg
  • Basmati rice - 2 cups
  • Coconut milk - 1 cup
  • Water - 1 (1:1 Instant Pot - For 2 cups rice, add 1 cup water and 1 cup coconut milk)
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 tbsp
  • Coconut oil - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Onion - 2 
  • Tomatoes - 1
  • Green Chili - 4
  • Chili powder - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Briyani masala Powder - 2 tbsp 
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cardomom - 2
  • Cumin and Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • Handful of coriander leaves
  • Salt as per taste

Method

  1. Clean and devein the prawns. 
  2. Soak the basmati rice in water and keep aside.
  3. Heat coconut oil in a pressure cooker. Once oil gets heated, saute bay leaves, cloves, cardamom, cumin and fennel seeds.
  4. Once it splutters, add onions and saute for while.
  5. Add tomatoes and fry.
  6. Add green chilis and ginger garlic paste.Add turmeric powder, Chili powder, briyani masala powder and salt.
  7. Fry the mix for 5 mins. Add 1 cup coconut milk and mix it.
  8. Add soaked rice and 1 cup water. Toss well. Check the taste of water and add salt accordinlgy.
  9. Close the lid on the pressure cooker. Allow upto 2 whistles and adjust to low flame and cook for 5 mins. Switch off the flame. Allow a natural pressure release and open the pressure cooker.
  10. Ready to serve with raita.
Add bayleaves, cloves, cumin fennel seeds, cardamom
Add bayleaves, cloves, cumin fennel seeds, cardamom

Once onions sauted, add ginger garlic paste and green chilies
Once onions sauted, add ginger garlic paste and green chilies
Add tomatoes
Add tomatoes

Add all spice powders
Add all spice powders

Add rice and mix well
Add rice and mix well

Add water and coconut milk
Add water and coconut milk
Taste check the salt and add coriander leaves
Taste check the salt and add coriander leaves

Open the cooker lid after natural release
Open the cooker lid after natural release
Ready to serve
Ready to serve

Sago Vada Recipe - I love the texture of the vada and it's so crunchy on the outside and so fluffy and soft in the middle. This is one of the traditional recipe which we usually prepares at the time of navarathiri pooja. Also its easy recipe when compared to other vada.

 

As many of you requested about sago / sabudana, from my childhood I'm getting this in local grocery shop. Sago is extracted from Metroxylon palms by splitting the stem lengthwise and removing the pith which is then crushed and kneaded to release the starch before being washed and strained to extract the starch from the fibrous residue. The raw starch suspension in water is then collected in a settling container. The fruit of palm trees from which the sago is produced is not allowed to ripen fully. The full ripening completes the life cycle of the tree and exhausts the starch reserves in the trunk to produce the seeds. It leaves a hollow shell and causes the tree to die. The palms are cut down when they are about 15 years old, just before or shortly after the inflorescence appears. The stems, which grow 10 to 15 meters (35 to 50 feet) high, are split out. The starch-containing pith is taken from the stems and ground to powder. The powder is kneaded in water over a cloth or sieve to release the starch. The water with the starch passes into a trough where the starch settles. After a few washings, the starch is ready to be used in cooking. A single palm yields about 360 kilograms (800 pounds) of dry starch.  Reference from Wikipedia.


 


Hope you guys try and let me know.

 



Ingredients

  • Sago / Javvarisi – 1 cup
  • Potato – 2 medium size peeled and cubed
  • Peanuts – 1/4 cup 
  • Onion - 1
  • Green Chilli – 2
  • Ginger grated – 1 tsp
  • Handful of coriander Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Method

  1. Soak javvarisi overnight or 6-8 hrs. Drain it and set aside.
  2. Boiled, peeled and mashed the potatoes it with a fork. 
  3. Roast the peanuts and grind it coarsely.
  4. In a big bowl, take drained javvarisi, mashed potatoes, grinded peanuts, chopped onions, chopped green chilies, ginger, coriander leaves and salt. Mix well using hands.
  5. Shape them into small balls and then flatten. 
  6. Deep fry in heat oil. Don’t overcrowd the vadas in the kadai while frying them. Give them enough space to fry well from all sides.  Drain the oil and serve.

Tip: In case, your vadas are breaking in the oil, you may add some rice flour or cornstarch to bind them. I did not add any, the potatoes were perfect enough for binding. 


Soak javvarisi for 6 - 8 hrs
Soak javvarisi for 6 - 8 hrs

 

Take a bowl add sago, peanuts grinded, mashed potatoes
Take a bowl add sago, peanuts grinded, mashed potatoes

 

Add onions, ginger, green chili, salt and coriander leaves
Add onions, ginger, green chili, salt and coriander leaves

Mix well using hands and make small balls and flatten it
Mix well using hands and make small balls and flatten it
 
Make few balls so that its easy to fry it in batches
Make few balls so that its easy to fry it in batches

 

"I can cook really complicated recipes, but it takes a real talent to do the perfect egg." - Chrissy Teigen

Healthy breakfast is the great kick off to start the best day. I might skip lunch or dinner, but never skip the breakfast. I tell everyone the same. Omelette is a low carb, gluten free recipe with fresh ingredients.




Omelettes are so easy to make and only require a few ingredients, to turn out for great taste. This is  filling and gives you the energy you need to get going.



Ingredients

  • Eggs - 3
  • Grated cheese - 2 tbsp
  • Vegetables as per your choice
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Pepper - 1tsp
  • Butter - 2 tsp

Method

  1. Saute the vegetables using 1 tsp of butter and keep aside. 
  2. Take a bowl and beat 3 eggs with a fork and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Melt the butter in the frying pan. Add the egg mixture to the pan and spread it out evenly. When it starts to firm up, but still has a bit of raw on top, add sauted vegetables and grated cheese at half side.
  4. Fold the omelette and allow it cook for both sides for another 1 min. Serve hot.
 
Chopped veggies
Chopped veggies

Saute the veggies for 1 min
Saute the veggies for 1 min

Add the egg mixture to the pan and spread it out evenly
Add the egg mixture to the pan and spread it out evenly

Place saute veggies and grated cheese
Place saute veggies and grated cheese


Have a great day 😍