The traditional, tall, cylindrical Indian clay oven. This clay pot, which has a deep sunken neck, is heated by hot charcoal. Long iron rods are used to stir the contents. The tandoor oven enhances the delectable flavors and aromas of Indian dishes.
A tandoor is a cylindrical clay oven used in Punjab region, northern India and Pakistan in which food is cooked over a hot charcoal fire. Temperatures in a tandoor can approach 480Â°C (900Â°F). It is common for tandoor ovens to remain lit for long periods of time to maintain the high cooking temperature.