About

Hi,

Welcome To My Kitchen, Spicy Treats...

I am Sangeetha, from southern part of India (Salem, Tamil Nadu) and residing in the USA for the past 6 years with my two naughty boys and my Husband, Mr.V(Vijay Manikandan)

I am a full-time home maker and proud to be so. Unlike others I started my cooking so early when I was 14 years old. Since my mom was a working woman i had no way other than to help her in the kitchen and that created an interest towards cooking and learned it from my mom, Grand mom & neighbor Aunts. They are my inspiration in cooking and this Blog is loaded with all the South Indian recipes which i learnt from them. Spicy Treats will help to cook simple & basic day-to-day recipes and the step by step pictures & simple English will help anyone to cook my recipes.

Apart from Simple & Basic South Indian recipes, I do have my favorite North Indian recipes, Regional recipes and also a handful of Baked Goodies. My love for baking increased only after Blogging and i love to bake everything from Scratch. You could find  Eggless Baking,Vegan Bakes & Yeast Baking Recipes here. I love baking bun, breads and working with yeast more than the cakes & cookies. You could also find some Continental recipes.

Writing a food blog is my long time wish and it happened in Jan 2011. I started this blog without any knowledge on Blogging, but after few months I slowly get to know the terms of Blogging and in August 2012 got our own Domain, Spicy Treats. Blogging has also increased my interest & passion towards Food Photography. Knowing my interest my husband gifted me a Nikon D3100 DSLR camera which really help me to present a dish in an appetizing way. I use 18-55mm kit lens and also I like to post process my pictures for even more neat & pleasant images. 

Hope Everyone who visits Spicy Treats will definitely feel worth spending Here. The recipes in this blog are tried by me and I am the only author of this blog. 

This blog is my another world and I put lot of effort for each and every recipes/pictures shared here. So please do not copy/steal the content, images. If you really like my recipes, pictures please send an email am ready to share with you. So please ask before you use my work. Hope you understand.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you will visit again.

Please feel free to email me to ask any doubt/share your suggestions, sangeethaskitchen(at)gmail(.)com and sangeetha(at)spicytreats(.)net

And if you try any recipe from my space, please feel free to share your feedback & comments. If possible take a picture of that dish and email to the above email id. I will publish your pictures in Spicy Treats' Facebook Page. You can find similar pictures published in Spicy Treats' Facebook Page under the Album - Recipes Tried by Readers. Thanks !



73 comments:

  1. Loved to know more about you :) Keep rocking as always!!!

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  2. Nice blog and pictures :)

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  3. Got here through divya's blog.You have an amazing blog . Happy to follow you.

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    1. Thank u Madhavi for following Spicy Treats! U too have a wonderful space n really loved it!

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  4. Hi me too from the same place sangeetha awesome work.....keep going and all the best...I am very glad to visit ur blog

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    1. Hi Jayaprabha,
      Good to know that u r from Salem...thank u so much for the encouraging comment. Keep visiting n if u try any of my recipe plz feel free to share ur feedback...thanks :)

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  5. loving your space! do visit mine too :)

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    1. Thank u so much Deepali ! U too have a lovely space :)

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  6. love your site..good collection of recipes...good photography..
    http://foody-buddy.blogspot.com/

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  7. HiSangeetha,Nice to see u...I tried egg gravy recipe it went awesome my daughter she is 5 years old she likes a lot ask me to do again really really very very thanks for uploading such a nice recipes.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely feedback, it's my kids fav too :)

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  8. Hi Sangeetha,

    I am so enjoying all your south indian recipes! Look forward to reading more - great to have found your blog :)

    Sabeen

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    1. thank you so much Sabeen. Sure trying my best to share more recipes, support/comments from u people really encouraging n means a lot. Thanks Again!

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  9. Nice Website! Thanks for all your efforts ! My family is currently vacationing, out of country and so I have to cook daily. Simple English, Step by Step instructions with pictures makes it so easy.

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    1. thank You so much for your appreciation. enjoy cooking with our easy to make recipes.

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  10. Hello,

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  11. Hi Sangeetha,

    I liked your blog very much. Congrats. I tried your Podalangai Kootu and it came out great. I want to put this up in my blog, "Cooking With Shobana" with a link to your recipe. Best wishes, Shobana

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    1. Thank You so much Shobana for trying my recipe and sharing it on your blog with credit to my recipe by sharing the link on your post. Checked your blog, u have nice delicious recipes with tempting pics :) Great work!!

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  12. Hi Sangeetha,

    Came across your blog from Jeyashri's kitchen..
    The moment I saw the word " Essence dosa" i was sure that you were from Salem..
    Are you a knnadiga by any chance?
    Grazed a few recipes, you are doing good. Keep up the spirit..

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    1. Thank You Gayathri, yep I am from Salem but not Kannadiga, sry :)

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  13. Great blog! I RECENTLY made yummy tofu mutter masala from your blog...

    Thank you so much for sharing so many vegan recipes!

    The concept of vegan diet(plant-based diet) is slowing becoming popular in India. Please visit the blog,
    vegan India, to find out the cruel conditions of milk producing cows. It's so sad...

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    1. Thanks Kumudha and glad that your liked my recipe...
      can you give the blog link...but have read few similar articles recently and felt so bad...

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  14. spent some time here. wonderful blog, pictures, and great photography. good luck:)

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    1. Thank You so much Radha. Hope you had a good time here viewing my recipes :) If u try any recipes from here, plz feel free to share your feedback.

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  15. u have a great collection of recipes n great pics too...
    im also a new blogger n can connect how u were initial days would be...
    u have a new follower :)

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    1. Thank you so much Smitha, Welcome to this vast n wonderful blogging world...definitely you gonna learn more things and earn more good friends :) /you too have a lovely space and like the way you present each recipe, with neat step wise pictures too..good luck!! Happy Blogging!!

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  16. Hi Sangeetha I have been following your blog and love it. I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award for all the hard work and effort you put into your blog content and pics. Well deserved Congrats! 😀You can collect your award badge from the following link:
    http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/about

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    1. thank You so much for nominating my blog, i am so happy and honored :)

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  17. Hello Sangeetha,

    Very recently I saw your blog. The presentation of every recipe is quite good and easy to follow . The pictures are quite explanatory. Glad to know that you are from Salem. I am also from that lovely town. I would like to know more about you like schooling ......

    Keep up your wonderful work ! mangai

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    1. Thank You Mangai for your kind appreciation. Glad to know that you are also from that lovely town. Email your id Mangai :)

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  18. Hi sangeetha i tried ur channa masala curry receipe with out chicken masala, its very nice, really its taste good and where should i get that chicken masala powder.

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    1. wow..that's so fast and thanks for the prompt feedback. Glad you liked it.
      If you are residing in Abroad, check it in any Indian Grocery Stores (shan Brand is available in all Indian/Asian stores compared to Aachi Brand) or in India, means you ca get it any grocery stores.

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  19. hey sangeetha, i was looking at your gulab jamun recipe. no matter how hard i try, my jamuns always turn out to be hard and uncooked. also, is there a differnece between using milk powder or mava or khoya? thanks, pacman

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    1. sorry I haven't tried jamuns with khoya. My recipe with Mawa powder sure gives your soft and juicy jamuns, few of my friends have tried and gave their positive feedback. Or you can try the same recipe with milk powder instead mawa powder.

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  20. Hi Sangeetha Recently I Visited your site and viewed some recipes.Nice work.Keep going.

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    1. thank you so much for the invite and letting me know about My Taste. Will add my blog to your site.thanks!

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  22. Hi Sangeetha ,
    It was a pleasure visiting your website . Beautiful work !

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  23. Thank you very much for your blog, I don't know anything about making curry or Indian food, but now I can share a part of India with my family!

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    1. Happy to hear that my cooking you to learn Indian food. If you try any recipe from here, please feel free to share your feedback. Thanks!

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  24. Thank you for your wonderfull blog, i really enjoy it. Love from the Netherlands. Christa

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    1. Hi sangeetha.. ur native selam..! when i went to selam i very enjoy.. my native also selam... i nice to visit ur site. thanks for ur awesome recipe ..

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  25. i am newly married .. staying away from tamilnadu... ur blogs are so much useful to me

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  26. Nice work... Please do visit my blog.

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  27. HI Sangeetha,

    Such a wonderful cooking blog you have there…easy and guided step by step is motivational encourage others to enjoy cooking as much as you do..lovely I’m one of the fortunate to found your blog and since then I’ve shared it with my friends and social networks.Actually I have one suggestion for you, have you ever consider to make this blog to android/apple apps..I’m sure the apps will be popular amongst working woman like me..a flip on smartphone for easier way of cooking will help me to cook rather than print outs :P

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  28. Hi Sangeetha Mam,

    Warm Greetings!

    This is Vijay Sena from Hyderabad. Fortunately, just one hour back I got the chance to visit your website www.spicytreats.net . Initially I thought of having a glance of your site for 5 to 10 minutes but the site made me to spend more than 1 hour. It was fabulous and wonderful. My hearty appreciations for your excellent work done and vision towards healthy and happy society.

    Basically I am working as HR Manger for an IT company in Hyderabad but I am very much passionate about floating a company on my own which supplies Nutritional and balance diet to school children, corporate employees, patients and senior citizens. To create awareness and avoid malnutrition and obesity and for a better and healthier society I am working on this concept past 6 months. The business plan is done and looking for a resource who can design healthy snacks and power pack meal for different types of customers.

    Our business Intension is to initiate the concept with snacks supply to corporate employees and later stages to expand to other domains too.

    Request you to let me know your valuable feedback about the concept and also could you please help me out with variety of snacks which holds nutritional values without losing the taste and appearance. I would like to deliver the same with the intension to build the brand in food industry.
    let me know your views on this

    Thanks and Regards,

    Vijay Sena
    09849048688

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  29. Hi Sanggetha,

    Your blogs really usefull for me. The recipes that you provide in this blog looks very delicious. Im interested to try on weekend. I will share my feedback with picture.

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  30. Hi Sangeetha, your blog is really useful to me. I moved to USA few months ago and i want to know which blender is good to grind spices and making chutneys. Can you suggest me please? Thanks.

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    1. Thanks ! I am using Magic Bullet Blender for past 2 years and its working great. You could also check for Ninja Blenders / Nutri Bullet. But i haven't used them but guess they are similar to Magic Bullet.

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  31. Hai Sangeetha madam,
    Iam Bhuvaneswari from Salem.
    Im very happy to know u from Salem. Ur blog is awesome.
    I must try ur dal paniyaram.
    Thank u friend.
    -bhu,salem.

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    1. Thank you so much Bhuvana! If you try any of my recipe..if possible, plz take a picture and email me at sangeethaskitchen@gmail.com.
      Thanks again!!

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  32. Thanks for share the blog,,,i liked your blog,,awesome collection you have really,,!!!indian restaurant in panama

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  33. Hai I learn more cooking... Thank u Keep on share with us

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  34. Hi Sangeetha, Great to know more about you..Happy to follow your wonderful blog!!!

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  35. Hello Sangeetha, I love ur blog and ur way of cooking. I tried many of ur recipes it turned really good and everyone loved it. Thank you. Keep on posting so that we can learn from you.

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  36. Thanks so much Nithya for your kind appreciation. I am glad that you liked my recipes and thanks again for trying it.

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  37. You have a beautiful blog with detailed and easy to follow recipes. From today on, i will b a regular visitor to ur site and thanks to Google search engine for landing me here when i was browsing for Tomato rice. Btwn, are u Sangeetha from Nirmala Matriculation Higher Secondary school by any chance? If it is so, i indeed found my lost friend.. Your face is so familiar to me. Looking forward to hear from you. Keep up this great work. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

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    1. Hi SK
      Thank you so much for your appreciation. You made my day :) Do try my recipes and share your feedback.
      No., I did my schooling in Oxford Matriculation school.

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  38. Very nice recipes and pictures Sangeetha. Reading about you was inspiring. Your photos do make your cooked food look really appetizing. So nice of you to make the effort to share your love for cooking with the world and for doing it so tastefully and beautifully.
    P.S. I too used to spend a LOT of time in Salem when I was young - in Maravaneri Extension. Lived in the US for 31 years and now returned to India.

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    1. Thank you so much Ramaa for such sweet words. You made my day :)
      Nice to know that you are from Salem :)

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  39. Just discovered your blog! Your foccacia recipes and pull apart breads look very appetizing, will try them out!
    the5cees.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the appreciation. Do give it a try and let me know how it turned out to you.

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  40. Hi Sangeetha, I was looking for a recipe and found yours. I will be trying it out today, and will send you feedback tomorrow. I know that from reading it that it will turn out ok. I love cooking and trying out new recipes for my family. I would like to know what oven you use for baking. I have not yet tried baking, but I would love to start. Thank you. All the best to you and your family.

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  41. hi, there is so much appreciation for you that I really needn't say more!! congrats!
    my problem is that the net in my area is not very good and so I normally paste recipes on word to help me on rainy days--- I could not do so with your blog because I did not have any problem with other blogs, is there something wrong with the way I am approaching the problem or have you blocked it? your help would be appreciated. thank U in advance.

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    1. Yes.,I blocked copy & paste option. Sorry for the inconvenience!!

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  42. Wonderful blog! This is very informative site. I am totally pleased by your excellent work. Many thanks for sharing.

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  43. Hye Sangeeta,
    Nice blog you have.Glad to read it

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  44. Hye Sangeeta,
    Nice blog you have.Glad to read it

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