tandoor

noun
tan·​door | \tän-ˈdu̇r \

Definition of tandoor 

: a cylindrical clay oven in which food is cooked over charcoal

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For the triennial, artist John Riepenhoff built a tandoor oven at Ohio City Farm so Afghan refugees could teach people how to make traditional flatbread. Kelly Crow, WSJ, "Cleveland Hopes to Become the Next Venice," 11 July 2018 That some have suggested a direct lineage between the tandoor and the toné? Hannah Walhout, Smithsonian, "Forget Baguettes — Why In-the-Know Bread Lovers Should be Heading to the Caucasus (Recipe)," 5 July 2018 Both dishes were moist even after the high heat of the tandoor. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New owners bring fine flavors to Royal India restaurant on Milwaukee's south side," 12 June 2018 Another favorite is the fish tikka, pieces of Atlantic salmon marinated in mustard powder, ginger-garlic paste and cooked in tandoor. Jane Donahue, Naperville Sun, "Indian Harvest brings savory cuisine to the suburbs," 6 June 2018 For both dishes, the chicken roasts in the tandoor after marinating. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New owners bring fine flavors to Royal India restaurant on Milwaukee's south side," 12 June 2018 The gosht chop is popular, and includes four lamb chops carved from a rack of lamb that have been marinated in a blend of spices then cooked in the tandoor. Jane Donahue, Naperville Sun, "Indian Harvest brings savory cuisine to the suburbs," 6 June 2018 His stroke of genius was this: How about using the tandoor? Andreas Viestad, charlotteobserver, "Yes, someone actually invented India’s 2 favorites, tandoori and butter chicken | Charlotte Observer," 7 Feb. 2018 Like naan in a tandoor, bakers stick lavash to the sides of the oven to bake it, which gives it irregular blisters. Kate Leahy, Smithsonian, "On the Lavash Trail in Armenia," 21 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of tandoor

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tandoor

Hindi & Urdu tandūr, tannūr, from Persian tanūr, from Arabic tannūr

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