Definition of tandoor
: a cylindrical clay oven in which food is cooked over charcoal
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Don’t miss the tandoor specials, and the full slate of breads.
Goans might not recognize Sahib’s wonderful blend of fried eggplant stirred into a smoky mash of eggplant that has been softened in a tandoor; the dish, only casually spiced, comes from the northern city of Varanasi, on the Ganges.
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Origin and Etymology of tandoor
Hindi & Urdu tandūr, tannūr, from Persian tanūr, from Arabic tannūr
First Known Use: 1840See Words from the same year
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