- baked or cooked in a tandoor: tandoori chicken.
- a plural of tandoor.
Origin of tandoori
- a cylindrical clay oven, fired to a high heat by wood or charcoal, in which foods, especially meats, are cooked and bread is baked.
Origin of tandoor
Examples from the Web for tandoori
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November 23, 2010
- an Indian method of cooking meat or vegetables on a spit in a clay oven
- (as modifier)tandoori chicken
Word Origin and History for tandoori
type of Indian cooking, 1958, from adjectival form of Urdu or Punjabi tandur "cooking stove," from Turkish tandur, from Turkish pronunciation of Arabic and Persian tannur "oven, portable furnace," of Semitic origin.
1660s, from Turkish pronunciation of Persian and Arabic tannur "oven, portable furnace" (see tandoori).