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I was born and brought up in Mangalore, a coastal town of South India. I worked for IBM for several years before I quit to be a full time mom to my son, now four years old, and I am enjoying every bit of the experience.
My culinary journey began right after I got married and moved to Mumbai and started to miss home food. I slowly learnt to recreate the tastes of my childhood which largely consisted of traditional Mangalorean food.
My blog 'Ruchik Randhap' which means 'Delicious Cooking' in my mother tongue, Konkani, began as a journal to record recipes that were met with success in my kitchen and soon became a portal to share my experiences with people who were also away from home and missing the food they grew up eating. This encouraged me to focus on traditional recipes that revolved around slow cooking and were often made using seasonal and local ingredients. I felt the need to draw attention to those specialities that were dying a slow death since no one made them any more. Ruchik Randhap also contains non-traditional recipes especially from other parts of India and a few international ones — those that I have grown up eating or have tried for the first time with success and would like to share with my readers.
I believe God is in the details and hence I try to bring out the best in a recipe by supporting it with visually appealing photographs that I hope serves the purpose of popularising Mangalorean cuisine and encourage the coming generations to keep their culinary heritage alive.
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