[ tahn-doo r-ee ]
/ tɑnˈdʊər i /
baked or cooked in a tandoor: tandoori chicken.
a plural of tandoor.
Origin of tandoori
1965–70; < Hindi tandūrī, adj. derivative of tandūr tandur
Definition for tandoori (2 of 2)
[ tahn-doo r ]
/ tɑnˈdʊər /
noun, plural tan·doors, tan·door·i [tahn-doo r-ee] /tɑnˈdʊər i/. Indian Cookery.
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
1655–65; < Hindi, Urdu tandūr < Persian tanūr
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British Dictionary definitions for tandoori
/ (tænˈdʊərɪ) /
- an Indian method of cooking meat or vegetables on a spit in a clay oven
- (as modifier)tandoori chicken
Word Origin for tandoori
from Urdu, from tandoor an oven
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