Definitions for "Tandoori"
Keywords:  oven, cayenne, cumin, coriander, yogurt
a method of cooking meats in a super hot brick and clay oven
In Indian cookery, a method of cooking chicken or other meat. Tandoori spices - ginger, cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric, cayenne - are mixed with pureed garlic, pureed ginger, lemon juice and oil to make a paste that is used to coat the food which turns a red-orange colour. It is then cooked in the ‘tandoor', a tall cylindrical clay oven. Traditional naan breads are also cooked in the tandoor. Tandoori spices can also be added to yogurt and used as a marinade.
Describes the Oval clay oven used in cooking method