Raj Thandhi

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Why I Regret Losing My Maiden Name

I met my husband when I was 18, and we got married when I was 20. When I look back at my life (I’m 39 now), there are many moments of disbelief. Don’t get me wrong, I’m generally very happy…

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Paneer and Mixed Herb Macaroni

The first time I made this paneer and mixed herb macaroni, it was a total accident. (This is the theme with most of my original recipes.) We were having a some guests over for a holiday lunch, and I planned…

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Punjabi Maah Choliyan di Dal Recipe (Langar Wali Dal)

Maah choliyan di dal is pretty much every Punjabi’s favourite dal. When we were kids we used to call it kali (black) dal. A simple mix of maah (whole urad) and chole (split Bengal gram), this dal is my ultimate…

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Cilantro Rice Recipe|Coriander Rice

Two things you will always find hiding in my fridge are – a little bit of leftover cooked rice, and fresh dhaniya (aka cilantro). So this quick cilantro rice is usually on frequent rotation at my house for lunches. Cilantro…

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I’m Taking Friday Back (Plus 9 Ideas for a Fun Night In)

Remember when we used to look forward to Friday night? Before all our days, evenings, and weekends started bleeding into each other, and every day felt like groundhog day. (If you haven’t noticed, I’m in a mood today). I’ve really…

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Coconut Korma Sauce (Just 3 Ingredients!)

Coconut korma sauce made with just three ingredients? Yup, this sauce is probably my best creation in a long time, and we can’t get enough of it! I’ve been making this almost weekly for the last 3 months, and I…

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Spaghetti with Garlic Oil and Chili Flakes (My Favourite Pantry Pasta)

Do you ever have one of those exhausting days where you don’t have an ounce of energy to cook, but you desperately want something comforting and delicious to devour? Those are the days when I usually turn to my favourite…

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Tadka Recipe (Tarka) – Base for any Dal/Lentils

Do you know what makes or breaks most classic Punjabi dishes? The tadka/tarka. Learning this simple tempering technique, will take your desi dishes from meh to ah-mazing. You can easily recreate restaurant style dal tadka, curry chicken, or even palak…

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9 Things You Should be Disinfecting Daily (or More)

The other day I was checking in with my friend Lisa (on the phone of course), and we started talking about how we are each approaching disinfecting and sanitizing our houses through this crisis. Lisa is a natural at keeping…

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Baked Tandoori Chicken (Boneless)

Baked tandoori chicken, the name of the recipe really does speak for itself! A traditional tandoori chicken is usually bone-in and made in a tandoor, my version uses boneless chicken breast and the broil setting on the oven for a…

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Makhani Mac and Cheese Recipe

Some of my favourite dishes are happy accidents, like this makhani mac and cheese. The result of a few leftovers found straggling in the back of the fridge on busy weeknight and reinvented into something new. It always makes me…

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