Reader's Corner

It's been a good four years into blogging and I have received so many positive vibes from my lovely readers reinforced by some awesome, encouraging & positive emails. I couldn't have asked for more! Thank you, thank you & thank you dear readers for brightening up my life and for making every effort worthwhile!

Here are some of the mails I have received. If you like something or anything about Ruchik Randhap or have tried a recipe or two, do email me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com, I'd love to hear from you!

EMAILS RECEIVED (only few are pasted here - received Dec 2012 onwards - yet to be updated)


23rd February 2014 | Saily Kasote
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To whoever is reading this, THANKYOU :))
I'm a 21-year old woma...uhm girl  and I never thought I'd ever manage to cook.
Ambitious that I am, I began my first culinary experience with the Okra stew and the chocolate cake (with the doodhi in it). My mother was coming back home after an extremely tiring stay at her parents' and I wanted her to just sit back and enjoy a nice satisfying hearty meal  I was so terrified with the knife in my hand and the ingredients scattered all over the kitchen counter, I thought I'd just give up and order something from sai sagar  But something about the way you write, made it sound really simple and I just said to myself, "Saily, stop over-thinking, it's really not that hard".
After 3 hours of painfully-slow chopping, running out of the kitchen because of what the onions did to my eyes, my maid coming in and sniggering, I finally emerged....a cook! (I would say a winner, but cook sounds cooler).
I don't want to go on and on about my wonderful experiences that honestly shocked the hell out of everyone in my life, but I'm now 2 okra stews, 3 cakes, 2 spaghetti and meatballs, 1 lasagne, 1 chicken molagu masala, 1 soya chunks gravy and 1 guacamole dip old!! :)))
All this, from a person who just knew how to make tea, coffee and a few variations of breakfast egg. Phew. *smiles proudly*
Ok I will end my rant now 
Thank you so, so, SOOO much 

Oh btw, all this while, the mother and the brother were enjoying the lemon coriander soup 

*tiiighhht hug* for you!

You are truly amazing 


17th February 2014 | Audrey Crasta
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Hi Shireen 

Firstly I would like to congratulate you on your blog being featured on the top 10 food blogs. I have been a huge fan of ruchikrandhap since 3 years now and have tried out many of your recipes, so it was great to see it being rated so well.

Please find attached the picture of the pineapple upside down cake that I tried out on valentines day .. It was yummy !! My hubby gulped it down in no time.. And my little one too loved it.. Thanks for all the effort you put in .. Your photography is awesome too !! 

Regards
Audrey Crasta


17th February 2014 | Lavita D'Souza
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Hi Shireen ,

My name is Lavita Dsouza. I live in Fujairah. I have been following your blog for more that 2 years. I must say that yours is the best blog i have come across . You are doing a wonderful job by posting authentic mangalorean recipes. Your pictures make me drool , your photography is superb :) I have tried many recipes from your blog , but never managed to click any pictures. After seeing your facebook album ' I made this' i was determined to click a few pics, but they are no where near your pics . Thank you for the good work and keep it going.

I have attached 3 pics.  The first one is chocolate banana cake , i decorated it with whipped cream frosting. The second is red velvet cupcakes, but i could not pipe the cream cheese frosting, it was very thin. The third is baked cucumber mandas.

Regards,

Lavita


16th February 2014 | Sharmila D'Souza
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Hi Shireen,

Belated Valentine Wishes.  I made your marble cake in a Heart Shaped pan for Valentines Day and covered it with Red Color Fondant. the color looks pink in the pic probably i could not get the bright red color.  but nevertheless,  the cake was yummy, thanks a ton without your recipes I would never be able to bring a smile on my family's face especially my daughter is so proud that I have learned to bake...........thank you for your recipes, was always skeptical to try recipes from websites as i was not sure if the recipes were correct.  But your's are authentic. God bless you and your family always !




14th February 2014 | Shaila Fernandes
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Hi Shireen,

Hope you are doing well. I have tried so many recipes from your blog but was lazy to take a picture.

On this Valentine's day I thought I'll try the pineapple upside and down cake and here it is. Will send you another two pics. Not a very good photographer, so pls select whichever looks better for uploading.
Waiting for more n more recipes.....
Take care

Lots of love,

Shaila


7th February 2014 | Namita D'Souza
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Hi shireen

Managed to capture a pic before the kids attacked it😜. It was super moist n absolutely perfect. You are not only an absolutely wonderful cook, u are very good with words. Ur recipes are so succinct n easy to follow. U have replaced my mom n mil's recipes πŸ˜‰.

Thanks for sharing

Luv


Namita


22nd January 2014 | Victor Rodrigues | Sydney, Australia 
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Hi Shireen

We are in Sydney, Australia and wanted to let you know that your pork bafat recipe is the one we use all the time. Tried a bunch of recipes until we stumbled across yours, and haven't looked back.

I had an executive chef compliment me on my bafat the other day and it's all thanks to you. Also had some very seasoned Mangalorean cooks tell me that my bafat was much better than theirs!

Keep up the good work.

Cheers!


Vic


25th October 2013 | Usha | 
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Hi, I suddenly landed on ur blog. tried receipes ,my daughter
never ate chowli but i experimented ur and she loved it .i made ghassi
following ur reciepe but i used chole and we all loved it.they were asking
next day for it.today iam going to try sanna and chutney iam going to try
all ure receipes whe we were kids there lived one mangalorian aunty she use
to share her food withs us and u took back to memory with her.we still meet
her she stays near by us.Once more thsnks for uploading ur recepies


26th August 2013 | Vanita Biyani | 
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Hi shireen, I find it difficult to comment on your site so that's
why the email. I've tried some of your recipes walnut cake, grape wine, kori
ghassi(my husband and daughter loved this one), I remember my mum making it,
we would eat it with kori roti, peshawari chicken is a big favourite, my
husband also loved the basa fish minus rosemary and thyme, ingredients which
I didn't have, grape wine I screwed up by adding ginger, I don't know what
stunt I was trying by doing that. Plan to try dudhi chocolate cake next. I

really love your food pics and enjoy browsing your site. Keep it up.


25th August 2013 | Jessie | Bahrain
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It was a delight going thru your recipes - am a Mangalorean residing in

Bahrain and a food buff.



It would be good to see more of the authentic Mangalorean recipes here.



All the best and best regards

Jessie

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19th August 2013 | Cecilia Lobo | Mumbai, India

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Hi Shireen

I came across this site through a friend of mine . I have been following it

regularly. Moreover trying out the recipes. I simply love the minute tips

what you include along with the recipes.

Thank you very much for the recipes .

Long live the the Mangalore culture and its culinary art!



Cecilia lobo Mumbai

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11th August 2013 | Rita Rodrigues | Houston, U.S.A
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Dear Shireen,


Thank you so much for all your delicious recipes, I
am ever grateful, and ask God to bless you n your family always. May your
blogs reach people all over the world, and help them to cook from your
sharing. I hope one day I will meet you in Houston, meanwhile I send my
love..

Grammy rita

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10th August 2013 | Jemima M


Hi Shireen,
I have been following your blog since almost a year and love your recipes. I have also tried your Chicken ghee roast, Christmas cake (The Ultimate winner) and Kokkisan but never happened to click any pictures. Just wanted to say Thank you and wanted to let you know that I appreciate all the hard work and passion that you put into your blog just to make cooking easy for people like me.
In the Sheer Qurma recipe, i used 5 Table Spoons of condensed milk instead of milk powder and skipped adding sugar.

Regards,
Jemima
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29th July 2013 | Lavina DSouza, Mumbai

Dear Shireen,

I came across your blog very recently thru one of my friends Subhu and since then I am a regular reader of your blog and I sincerely want to compliment you for the good work that you are doing...The articles are very interesting and the recepies are just too good. I was looking out for an authentic manglorean receipes website since a long time and BINGO--RUCHIK RANDHAP...

The recepies are very well illustrated and the pictures make your mouth water...Truly, overall I enjoy reading your blog and I urge you to continue the good work so that many who are still learning to cook authentic manglorean food may benefit from the same...

Yesterday, I tried your Mum's Green Chicken Biryani and I must say the taste was out of the world....The idea of blending gravy with rice truly brought out the flavour.....Thank you dear Shireen and keep up the good work....God bless...

Lavina Dsouza, Mumbai

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28th July 2013 | Rey Machado | New Zealand

I live in New Zealand. I have inherited many of mum's recipies but there
were many dishes I could remember the names of but mum never got down to
putting pen to paper. Your blog evokes so many beautiful memories of home
and our many holidays in Mangalore. My family joins me in saying thank you
for all the good work. Your work will be cast in stone for generations to
come and hopefully keep the old world wood fires burning in Mangalore. I
daresay though that Mangalore is so urbanised now and much of our childhood
memories are all but fading.
God bless you for what you do.


Rey Machado
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11th July 2013 | Pearl Sequeira
Hi Shireen,

I am Pearl Sequeira , huge fan of Ruchik Randhap. We had plum chutney on our wedding 2 Years ago and yesterday being our 2 bad wedding anniversary we decided to try this recipe from your website. Thank you very much!
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8th July 2013 | Patcy Mendonca
Hi Shireen,

First of all I would like to thank you for your recipes sharing with us.I
liked all your recipes.Actually I am just a learner of cooking after
marriage and your recipes which are very clear to understand the basic of
the cooking for the beginners.Thank you so much.

I would request you to please share some more recipes of
breakfast,pickles.And also I would like to know the coorgie pork recipe.

With thanks & regards,


Patcy
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18th April 2013 | Chef Wilfred Coelho

Hi,


My name is Wilfred coelho, I am a chef myself, I recently came across your food blogs and would admit I am quite impressed in the quality and variety shown by you, I have liked ruchikrandhap on Facebook .


Being a mangalorean myself but born and brought up in mumbai, we loved mangalorean food whenever we had a opportunity, once again would like to show my appreciation for your recipes and keep up the good work.



Thanks and regards

Chef Wilfred coelho

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9th Feb 2013 | Anita Mathias on Banana Coconut Cake

This is my first attempt at baking and i must say its wow.... totally perfect thanx to u and ur blog .... but i know the top looks weird case it was made by  all the unwanted choclates in our house and yes the credit goes to u totally
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6th Feb 2013 | Cynthia Moses on Sanna

Thank you for the sanna recipe...Followed all instructions except that I need to get the ramkens...steamed inthe usual idly cooker and it cam out super well!!!thank you
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6th Feb 2013 | Benita D'mello on Clam Sukka

Hi Shireen
I wanted to know whether I could substitute prawns in place of clams in the above recipe. Also I have tried the Kori Aajadina and it turned out great.Thanks for all the lovely recipes
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19th Jan 2013 | Asha Kiran on Nevrio, Rice Laddoos & Grape Wine

I have been following your blog for quite some time and have tried many wonderful recipes. Never got myself to click the pics, but  this time during Christmas, I clicked the pics of 'tandla ladoo', 'nevro' and 'grape wine', all prepared with recipes from your blog. Thank you for sharing your kitchen tricks and keep the blog buzzing. Cheers!!!!!
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16th Jan 2013 | Preema D'Silva on Sanna

Hi Shireen,
Happen to see your blog while searching for sweet pulv recipe. Your blog is just amazing. Being a Mangie myself I was really delighted to go through the recipe index.  It took me back home as m here in the UAE. Will definetly keep your blog as my cooking guide. I tried the peas kurma and it came out well.
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Jacinta on Kidiyo/Kulkuls 

This is Jacinta here.  This Christmas 2012  I tried your Kidyo/ Kulkul recipe......It turned out excellent.  We usually make the simple one without frosting but this time i wanted to try them along with the frost.  My mother was very happy as it  turned out exactly like the ones which her mother used to prepare. The recipe was well explained the only change  that I did was I used one egg for 500gms maida.  Thanks a lot for this recipe.
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31st Dec 2012 | Sundari Kamath on Sanna, Sweet Pulao & Plum Chutney

Thank you so much for this wonderful blog.  I tried a couple of your recipes and just enjoyed the same.  I am attaching them here for your tried and tested category.  It was pure nostalgia making and having it. 
Thanks so much again for all the lovely recipes..
Cheers
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25th Dec 2012 | Poonam Naik on Chicken with Bread & Giblet Stuffing

Hey Shireen, even the Roasted Chicken, turned out great. My parents and Hubby, Bro (whose bday falls on xmas) every one just loved it....thank u so much...I thought of trying it out to celebrate the true essence of xmas cooking...fortunately for me, it turned out good...thanks to you, I am receiving a lot of praise...Merry Christmas !!! God bless you !!!
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24th Dec 2012 | Poonam Naik on Kulkuls

Hi Shireen, here's the pic of kulkuls I made at home using your recipe. They are yummm !! Thank you.
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8th Dec 2012 | Vivienne Lucksom 

I've been reading recipes on your blog for the past hour and cannot wean myself away! I am a Manglorean too, now living in the U.S. I cook mainly Mangy food most days, for it is the the cuisine that most comforts my soul, especially so far away from home :) Thank you for so many typical recipes that bring back precious memories.
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6th Dec 2012 | Sunita Fernandes

Hi Shireen
I am writing to you from Auckland, wanted to compliment you on your wonderful website.  Recipes and photography amazing. Congratulations on the birth of your baby.
My cousin Rosemarie from Bangalore - Merlin Sequiera's (Kulshekar) wife sent me your website.  Merlin and I are first cousins.  Aunty Winnie was my dad's sister.  Your pork salad reminds me so much of the salad aunty used to make.  I make the same salad; sometimes using remnants from pork roast.  Cynthia Monteiro (Auckland) also introduced me to your website. Really love the mangalorean recipes, reminds me so much of home - they are  very similar to my mum's recipes. 
I am planning to get my blog going soon!!!!!!!!  hopefully!!!!!
God Bless
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6 comments:

  1. I've been looking out for an authentic prawn and mogae curry but never seemed to find it - can you help me here. I am an ardent fan of yours and have tried quite a couple of recipes - all of which I must say, turned out well _thnks to you, you have my wholehearted support and will keep coming back for more.

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  2. @ Maria: I don't have the prawn and mogae recipe yet, but I will definitely try to get it for you. Thanks so much for all the lovely compliments regarding my blog :) I hope you keep coming back for more! Take care!

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  3. Shireen --- Loads of love and hugs to you and may god bless your work and keep you smiling .. Ranjini (ex IBM BKC )..

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  4. @ Ranjini: Thanks so much for your kind appreciation and love!! It was great connecting with you again :)

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  5. No doubt www.ruchikrandhap.com is one of the best sources of authentic manglorean cuisine. While lot of readers actually try out the receipies , there are lot more who would like to order / taste these tasty dishes of Mangalore. So here is a suggestion
    Why not ruchikrandap create a section of marketplace where people interested to cook these dishes offer to cook against an order of those who would like to taste these for a fee.
    This way ruchikrandap will attract further traffic , hobby cooks will start earning some pocket money and ready audience for their dishes. And those who cant cook will get a handy help to taste receipies..

    Please give a serious thought on this suggestion..

    Good luck!

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  6. @ Info Guru: Thanks for your compliments and suggestions. As far as the marketplace is concerned I think there are a lot of people doing that already. At the moment I do not have the time to venture out to do this and also, my reputation will be at stake if I let people use my recipes and dish out food, all under my brand name. There won't be control over the quality as the food won't be cooked in my kitchen. But thanks so much for your ideas, I really appreciate it :)

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I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post!

If you are unable to post a comment, please write to me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com

Last but not the least, my name is Shireen & not Ruchik :-)

Reader's Corner

It's been a good four years into blogging and I have received so many positive vibes from my lovely readers reinforced by some awesome, encouraging & positive emails. I couldn't have asked for more! Thank you, thank you & thank you dear readers for brightening up my life and for making every effort worthwhile!

Here are some of the mails I have received. If you like something or anything about Ruchik Randhap or have tried a recipe or two, do email me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com, I'd love to hear from you!

EMAILS RECEIVED (only few are pasted here - received Dec 2012 onwards - yet to be updated)


23rd February 2014 | Saily Kasote
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To whoever is reading this, THANKYOU :))
I'm a 21-year old woma...uhm girl  and I never thought I'd ever manage to cook.
Ambitious that I am, I began my first culinary experience with the Okra stew and the chocolate cake (with the doodhi in it). My mother was coming back home after an extremely tiring stay at her parents' and I wanted her to just sit back and enjoy a nice satisfying hearty meal  I was so terrified with the knife in my hand and the ingredients scattered all over the kitchen counter, I thought I'd just give up and order something from sai sagar  But something about the way you write, made it sound really simple and I just said to myself, "Saily, stop over-thinking, it's really not that hard".
After 3 hours of painfully-slow chopping, running out of the kitchen because of what the onions did to my eyes, my maid coming in and sniggering, I finally emerged....a cook! (I would say a winner, but cook sounds cooler).
I don't want to go on and on about my wonderful experiences that honestly shocked the hell out of everyone in my life, but I'm now 2 okra stews, 3 cakes, 2 spaghetti and meatballs, 1 lasagne, 1 chicken molagu masala, 1 soya chunks gravy and 1 guacamole dip old!! :)))
All this, from a person who just knew how to make tea, coffee and a few variations of breakfast egg. Phew. *smiles proudly*
Ok I will end my rant now 
Thank you so, so, SOOO much 

Oh btw, all this while, the mother and the brother were enjoying the lemon coriander soup 

*tiiighhht hug* for you!

You are truly amazing 


17th February 2014 | Audrey Crasta
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Hi Shireen 

Firstly I would like to congratulate you on your blog being featured on the top 10 food blogs. I have been a huge fan of ruchikrandhap since 3 years now and have tried out many of your recipes, so it was great to see it being rated so well.

Please find attached the picture of the pineapple upside down cake that I tried out on valentines day .. It was yummy !! My hubby gulped it down in no time.. And my little one too loved it.. Thanks for all the effort you put in .. Your photography is awesome too !! 

Regards
Audrey Crasta


17th February 2014 | Lavita D'Souza
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Hi Shireen ,

My name is Lavita Dsouza. I live in Fujairah. I have been following your blog for more that 2 years. I must say that yours is the best blog i have come across . You are doing a wonderful job by posting authentic mangalorean recipes. Your pictures make me drool , your photography is superb :) I have tried many recipes from your blog , but never managed to click any pictures. After seeing your facebook album ' I made this' i was determined to click a few pics, but they are no where near your pics . Thank you for the good work and keep it going.

I have attached 3 pics.  The first one is chocolate banana cake , i decorated it with whipped cream frosting. The second is red velvet cupcakes, but i could not pipe the cream cheese frosting, it was very thin. The third is baked cucumber mandas.

Regards,

Lavita


16th February 2014 | Sharmila D'Souza
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Hi Shireen,

Belated Valentine Wishes.  I made your marble cake in a Heart Shaped pan for Valentines Day and covered it with Red Color Fondant. the color looks pink in the pic probably i could not get the bright red color.  but nevertheless,  the cake was yummy, thanks a ton without your recipes I would never be able to bring a smile on my family's face especially my daughter is so proud that I have learned to bake...........thank you for your recipes, was always skeptical to try recipes from websites as i was not sure if the recipes were correct.  But your's are authentic. God bless you and your family always !




14th February 2014 | Shaila Fernandes
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Hi Shireen,

Hope you are doing well. I have tried so many recipes from your blog but was lazy to take a picture.

On this Valentine's day I thought I'll try the pineapple upside and down cake and here it is. Will send you another two pics. Not a very good photographer, so pls select whichever looks better for uploading.
Waiting for more n more recipes.....
Take care

Lots of love,

Shaila


7th February 2014 | Namita D'Souza
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Hi shireen

Managed to capture a pic before the kids attacked it😜. It was super moist n absolutely perfect. You are not only an absolutely wonderful cook, u are very good with words. Ur recipes are so succinct n easy to follow. U have replaced my mom n mil's recipes πŸ˜‰.

Thanks for sharing

Luv


Namita


22nd January 2014 | Victor Rodrigues | Sydney, Australia 
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Hi Shireen

We are in Sydney, Australia and wanted to let you know that your pork bafat recipe is the one we use all the time. Tried a bunch of recipes until we stumbled across yours, and haven't looked back.

I had an executive chef compliment me on my bafat the other day and it's all thanks to you. Also had some very seasoned Mangalorean cooks tell me that my bafat was much better than theirs!

Keep up the good work.

Cheers!


Vic


25th October 2013 | Usha | 
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Hi, I suddenly landed on ur blog. tried receipes ,my daughter
never ate chowli but i experimented ur and she loved it .i made ghassi
following ur reciepe but i used chole and we all loved it.they were asking
next day for it.today iam going to try sanna and chutney iam going to try
all ure receipes whe we were kids there lived one mangalorian aunty she use
to share her food withs us and u took back to memory with her.we still meet
her she stays near by us.Once more thsnks for uploading ur recepies


26th August 2013 | Vanita Biyani | 
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Hi shireen, I find it difficult to comment on your site so that's
why the email. I've tried some of your recipes walnut cake, grape wine, kori
ghassi(my husband and daughter loved this one), I remember my mum making it,
we would eat it with kori roti, peshawari chicken is a big favourite, my
husband also loved the basa fish minus rosemary and thyme, ingredients which
I didn't have, grape wine I screwed up by adding ginger, I don't know what
stunt I was trying by doing that. Plan to try dudhi chocolate cake next. I

really love your food pics and enjoy browsing your site. Keep it up.


25th August 2013 | Jessie | Bahrain
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It was a delight going thru your recipes - am a Mangalorean residing in

Bahrain and a food buff.



It would be good to see more of the authentic Mangalorean recipes here.



All the best and best regards

Jessie

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19th August 2013 | Cecilia Lobo | Mumbai, India

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Hi Shireen

I came across this site through a friend of mine . I have been following it

regularly. Moreover trying out the recipes. I simply love the minute tips

what you include along with the recipes.

Thank you very much for the recipes .

Long live the the Mangalore culture and its culinary art!



Cecilia lobo Mumbai

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11th August 2013 | Rita Rodrigues | Houston, U.S.A
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Dear Shireen,


Thank you so much for all your delicious recipes, I
am ever grateful, and ask God to bless you n your family always. May your
blogs reach people all over the world, and help them to cook from your
sharing. I hope one day I will meet you in Houston, meanwhile I send my
love..

Grammy rita

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10th August 2013 | Jemima M


Hi Shireen,
I have been following your blog since almost a year and love your recipes. I have also tried your Chicken ghee roast, Christmas cake (The Ultimate winner) and Kokkisan but never happened to click any pictures. Just wanted to say Thank you and wanted to let you know that I appreciate all the hard work and passion that you put into your blog just to make cooking easy for people like me.
In the Sheer Qurma recipe, i used 5 Table Spoons of condensed milk instead of milk powder and skipped adding sugar.

Regards,
Jemima
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
29th July 2013 | Lavina DSouza, Mumbai

Dear Shireen,

I came across your blog very recently thru one of my friends Subhu and since then I am a regular reader of your blog and I sincerely want to compliment you for the good work that you are doing...The articles are very interesting and the recepies are just too good. I was looking out for an authentic manglorean receipes website since a long time and BINGO--RUCHIK RANDHAP...

The recepies are very well illustrated and the pictures make your mouth water...Truly, overall I enjoy reading your blog and I urge you to continue the good work so that many who are still learning to cook authentic manglorean food may benefit from the same...

Yesterday, I tried your Mum's Green Chicken Biryani and I must say the taste was out of the world....The idea of blending gravy with rice truly brought out the flavour.....Thank you dear Shireen and keep up the good work....God bless...

Lavina Dsouza, Mumbai

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28th July 2013 | Rey Machado | New Zealand

I live in New Zealand. I have inherited many of mum's recipies but there
were many dishes I could remember the names of but mum never got down to
putting pen to paper. Your blog evokes so many beautiful memories of home
and our many holidays in Mangalore. My family joins me in saying thank you
for all the good work. Your work will be cast in stone for generations to
come and hopefully keep the old world wood fires burning in Mangalore. I
daresay though that Mangalore is so urbanised now and much of our childhood
memories are all but fading.
God bless you for what you do.


Rey Machado
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11th July 2013 | Pearl Sequeira
Hi Shireen,

I am Pearl Sequeira , huge fan of Ruchik Randhap. We had plum chutney on our wedding 2 Years ago and yesterday being our 2 bad wedding anniversary we decided to try this recipe from your website. Thank you very much!
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8th July 2013 | Patcy Mendonca
Hi Shireen,

First of all I would like to thank you for your recipes sharing with us.I
liked all your recipes.Actually I am just a learner of cooking after
marriage and your recipes which are very clear to understand the basic of
the cooking for the beginners.Thank you so much.

I would request you to please share some more recipes of
breakfast,pickles.And also I would like to know the coorgie pork recipe.

With thanks & regards,


Patcy
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18th April 2013 | Chef Wilfred Coelho

Hi,


My name is Wilfred coelho, I am a chef myself, I recently came across your food blogs and would admit I am quite impressed in the quality and variety shown by you, I have liked ruchikrandhap on Facebook .


Being a mangalorean myself but born and brought up in mumbai, we loved mangalorean food whenever we had a opportunity, once again would like to show my appreciation for your recipes and keep up the good work.



Thanks and regards

Chef Wilfred coelho

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9th Feb 2013 | Anita Mathias on Banana Coconut Cake

This is my first attempt at baking and i must say its wow.... totally perfect thanx to u and ur blog .... but i know the top looks weird case it was made by  all the unwanted choclates in our house and yes the credit goes to u totally
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

6th Feb 2013 | Cynthia Moses on Sanna

Thank you for the sanna recipe...Followed all instructions except that I need to get the ramkens...steamed inthe usual idly cooker and it cam out super well!!!thank you
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

6th Feb 2013 | Benita D'mello on Clam Sukka

Hi Shireen
I wanted to know whether I could substitute prawns in place of clams in the above recipe. Also I have tried the Kori Aajadina and it turned out great.Thanks for all the lovely recipes
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

19th Jan 2013 | Asha Kiran on Nevrio, Rice Laddoos & Grape Wine

I have been following your blog for quite some time and have tried many wonderful recipes. Never got myself to click the pics, but  this time during Christmas, I clicked the pics of 'tandla ladoo', 'nevro' and 'grape wine', all prepared with recipes from your blog. Thank you for sharing your kitchen tricks and keep the blog buzzing. Cheers!!!!!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

16th Jan 2013 | Preema D'Silva on Sanna

Hi Shireen,
Happen to see your blog while searching for sweet pulv recipe. Your blog is just amazing. Being a Mangie myself I was really delighted to go through the recipe index.  It took me back home as m here in the UAE. Will definetly keep your blog as my cooking guide. I tried the peas kurma and it came out well.
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Jacinta on Kidiyo/Kulkuls 

This is Jacinta here.  This Christmas 2012  I tried your Kidyo/ Kulkul recipe......It turned out excellent.  We usually make the simple one without frosting but this time i wanted to try them along with the frost.  My mother was very happy as it  turned out exactly like the ones which her mother used to prepare. The recipe was well explained the only change  that I did was I used one egg for 500gms maida.  Thanks a lot for this recipe.
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31st Dec 2012 | Sundari Kamath on Sanna, Sweet Pulao & Plum Chutney

Thank you so much for this wonderful blog.  I tried a couple of your recipes and just enjoyed the same.  I am attaching them here for your tried and tested category.  It was pure nostalgia making and having it. 
Thanks so much again for all the lovely recipes..
Cheers
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25th Dec 2012 | Poonam Naik on Chicken with Bread & Giblet Stuffing

Hey Shireen, even the Roasted Chicken, turned out great. My parents and Hubby, Bro (whose bday falls on xmas) every one just loved it....thank u so much...I thought of trying it out to celebrate the true essence of xmas cooking...fortunately for me, it turned out good...thanks to you, I am receiving a lot of praise...Merry Christmas !!! God bless you !!!
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24th Dec 2012 | Poonam Naik on Kulkuls

Hi Shireen, here's the pic of kulkuls I made at home using your recipe. They are yummm !! Thank you.
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8th Dec 2012 | Vivienne Lucksom 

I've been reading recipes on your blog for the past hour and cannot wean myself away! I am a Manglorean too, now living in the U.S. I cook mainly Mangy food most days, for it is the the cuisine that most comforts my soul, especially so far away from home :) Thank you for so many typical recipes that bring back precious memories.
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6th Dec 2012 | Sunita Fernandes

Hi Shireen
I am writing to you from Auckland, wanted to compliment you on your wonderful website.  Recipes and photography amazing. Congratulations on the birth of your baby.
My cousin Rosemarie from Bangalore - Merlin Sequiera's (Kulshekar) wife sent me your website.  Merlin and I are first cousins.  Aunty Winnie was my dad's sister.  Your pork salad reminds me so much of the salad aunty used to make.  I make the same salad; sometimes using remnants from pork roast.  Cynthia Monteiro (Auckland) also introduced me to your website. Really love the mangalorean recipes, reminds me so much of home - they are  very similar to my mum's recipes. 
I am planning to get my blog going soon!!!!!!!!  hopefully!!!!!
God Bless
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6 comments:

  1. I've been looking out for an authentic prawn and mogae curry but never seemed to find it - can you help me here. I am an ardent fan of yours and have tried quite a couple of recipes - all of which I must say, turned out well _thnks to you, you have my wholehearted support and will keep coming back for more.

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  2. @ Maria: I don't have the prawn and mogae recipe yet, but I will definitely try to get it for you. Thanks so much for all the lovely compliments regarding my blog :) I hope you keep coming back for more! Take care!

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  3. Shireen --- Loads of love and hugs to you and may god bless your work and keep you smiling .. Ranjini (ex IBM BKC )..

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  4. @ Ranjini: Thanks so much for your kind appreciation and love!! It was great connecting with you again :)

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  5. No doubt www.ruchikrandhap.com is one of the best sources of authentic manglorean cuisine. While lot of readers actually try out the receipies , there are lot more who would like to order / taste these tasty dishes of Mangalore. So here is a suggestion
    Why not ruchikrandap create a section of marketplace where people interested to cook these dishes offer to cook against an order of those who would like to taste these for a fee.
    This way ruchikrandap will attract further traffic , hobby cooks will start earning some pocket money and ready audience for their dishes. And those who cant cook will get a handy help to taste receipies..

    Please give a serious thought on this suggestion..

    Good luck!

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  6. @ Info Guru: Thanks for your compliments and suggestions. As far as the marketplace is concerned I think there are a lot of people doing that already. At the moment I do not have the time to venture out to do this and also, my reputation will be at stake if I let people use my recipes and dish out food, all under my brand name. There won't be control over the quality as the food won't be cooked in my kitchen. But thanks so much for your ideas, I really appreciate it :)

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