Definition of tandoor in English:


Line breaks: tan|door
Pronunciation: /ˈtandʊə
, tanˈdʊə
, ˈtandɔː, tanˈdɔː/


  • A clay oven of a type used originally in northern India and Pakistan.
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    • The restaurant also has a tandoor in their kitchen, which allows the chiefs to make Indian style barbecue of various flavours.
    • Since breads play a major role in Indian cuisine, the restaurant imported mud from specific regions of India to make the tandoor, influencing the taste to some extent.
    • The Blonde had the doracha seekh, a combination of chicken and crab flakes chargrilled in the tandoor oven and served with a piquant mango and avocado chutney, at £7.50.


from Urdu tandūr, from Persian tanūr, based on Arabic tannūr 'oven'.

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