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A tandoor which is used for cooking Tandoori food like chicken lamb beef and keebab is a round clay oven used for cooking and baking. The tandoor is used for cooking in All over the world

The heat for a tandoor was traditionally generated by a charcoal fire or wood fire, burning within the tandoor itself, exposing the food to both live-fire, radiant heat cooking, and hot-air, convection cooking.


Temperatures in a tandoor can get too 480°C (900°F), and it is common for tandoor ovens to stay lit for long periods of time to maintain the cooking temperature. The tandoor design is  of a transitional form between a makeshift earth oven and the horizontal-plan masonry oven,


The tandoor is used for cooking certain types of  Indian foods such as tandoori chicken, chicken tikka and bread varieties like tandoori roti and naan. The word tandoori means "pertaining to the tandoor" and is used to describe a dish cooked in a tandoor. The tandoor is used to cook meats. Even though Hindus of India are mostly vegeatarian while Sikhs are mostly non-vegeatarian, it was popularised during Muslim reign in South Asia. It is thought to have travelled to Central Asia and the Middle East along with the Roma people, who originated amongst the Thar Desert tribes. In India, the tandoor is also known by the name of bhatti. The Bhatti tribe of the Thar Desert of northwestern India and eastern Pakistan developed the Bhatti in their desert abode, and thus it gained the name. The tandoor is currently a very important fixture in many Indian restaurants around the world. Some modern day tandoors use electricity or gas instead of charcoal. In Armenia, It is known as a tonir which is a widely used method of cooking barbecue and lavash bread. In Georgia it is called a tone and is used for bread and kebab.


Tandoori Chicken is a roasted chicken delicacy that originated in Peshawar. Tandoori Chicken later became popular Punjabi dish during the time of the Mughal Empire in Central and Southern Asia, it is still popular throughout that area. The chicken is marinated in a yogurt seasoned with garam masala, garlic, ginger, cumin, cayenne pepper, and other spices depending on the recipe. Cayenne, red chili powder, or other spices give the typical red color. Turmeric produces a yellow-orange color. In some modern versions red and yellow food coloring is used instead. It is traditionally cooked at high temperatures in an earthen oven (i.e. tandoor), but can also be prepared on a traditional grill.


In many Pakistani and Indian restaurants, red Tandoori chicken is served with sliced onions and wedges of fresh lemon or lime. India's version of barbecued chicken, Tandoori chicken is one of the most popular delicacies stemming from the North of India and has undergone years of perfection.




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