Definitions for tandoortɑnˈdʊər; -ˈdʊər i
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tan•doortɑnˈdʊər; -ˈdʊər i(n.)(pl.)-doors, -door•i
a clay oven used esp. in the cooking of N India and Pakistan for roasting and baking at high heat.
Origin of tandoor:
1655–65; < Hindi, Urdu tandūr < Pers tanūr
a clay oven used in northern India and Pakistan
A cylindrical clay oven used, in the cuisine of the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, to make flat bread, or to cook meat.
A tandoor is a cylindrical clay oven used in cooking and baking. The tandoor is used for cooking in Southern, Central and Western Asia, as well as in the Caucasus. The heat for a tandoor was traditionally generated by a charcoal or wood fire, burning within the tandoor itself, thus exposing the food to live-fire, radiant heat cooking, and hot-air, convection cooking, and smoking by the fat and food juices that drip on to the charcoal. Temperatures in a tandoor can approach 480°C, and it is common for tandoor ovens to remain lit for long periods to maintain the high cooking temperature. The tandoor design is something of a transitional form between a makeshift earth oven and the horizontal-plan masonry oven.
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