tandoori

[ tahn-doo r-ee ]
/ tɑnˈdʊər i /

adjective

baked or cooked in a tandoor: tandoori chicken.

noun

a plural of tandoor.

Origin of tandoori

1965–70; < Hindi tandūrī, adj. derivative of tandūr tandur

Definition for tandoori (2 of 2)

tandoor

[ 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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tandoori

/ (tænˈdʊərɪ) /

noun

  1. an Indian method of cooking meat or vegetables on a spit in a clay oven
  2. (as modifier)tandoori chicken

Word Origin for tandoori

from Urdu, from tandoor an oven
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