A tandoor is the traditional oven of India made from clay, like a large clay pit. A tandoor is used both for cooking and baking. The heat used for cooking usually comes from charcoal or firewood. This heat is distributed throughout the ceramic walls of the oven which can reach up to 600°F. The top often remains open to allow for access and ventilation.
Here are some typical items cooked in a Tandoori oven:
Benefits from Cooking in a Tandoor Oven:
- It gives the food a unique taste.
- Oil/Fat free
- The flavor of the meat cooked in it are locked in
- No vitamins or minerals are lost during the cooking process
- Healthy and easy food preparation
- No fuel/gas used
- Low maintenance