Hindi: रांधना


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I was listening to a Gujarati video, and I didn't understand the word raandhvuN (to cook).

Out of interest, I looked up 'to cook' in a Hindi dictionary was surprised to find रांधना. I have never heard of it. Is it very common? I always hear khaanaa banaanaa and pakaanaa, and that's it. Is it used in particular contexts, or is it just an everyday word that has somehow escaped me?

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  • littlepond

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    Quite common, and an everyday word, but usage has been reducing in urban areas. Many Gujarati words are also in Hindi but getting obsolete.

    I would say "raandhnaa" is not used if someone were to make a "pakvaan," otherwise pretty much interchangeable with "pakaanaa."


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    Panjabi, Urdu پنجابی، اردو
    A connected word in Punjabi is "rinNRaa" (to cook). Usually rinNRaa-pakaaNRaa are used together.

    Both raaNdhnaa and riiNdhnaa (to cook/to boil/to prepare food) are attested in Urdu.