A cylindrical oven made of clay, heated to a high heat over charcoal or wood, and used in India for baking bread and roasting meat. (noun)
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Use "tandoor" in a sentence
"Atta Chicken, which roughly translates to 'dough' chicken, dates back to a time in Punjab Province when every little house had a brick oven, known as a tandoor."
"A tandoori oven, known as a tandoor, is cylindrical and used for cooking meat dishes plus breads like nan and roti."
"A most popular Indian / Pakistan chicken dish which is cooked in a clay oven called a tandoor; this is extremely popular in the West and appears on the majority of the restaurant menus."