How Professional Chefs Cut An Onion (It really is easier! And cutting the onion close to a lit gas stove burner does prevent tears ~ I haven't tried a candle. Just make sure your hair & clothing are a safe distance from the flame.
Another pinner said, "Jamie Oliver shows us how to make chicken tikka masala - the british way (where you actually make the chicken separately from the sauce). I tried this awhile ago and loved it! It takes a long time to make which is the only downside.