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Why We Need a Tandoor

posted Oct 24, 2010, 12:02 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 24, 2010, 12:27 PM by Dustin Romero ]

A tandoori oven, or tandoor, is a tradition Indian oven made of hardened clay. The oven reaches temperatures of up to 900 degrees. The oven is traditionally heated with charcoal or wood, exposing food to live fire heat, radiant (from the hot clay) and hot air, or convection.

Some of the dishes that we will cook in our t...

andoor include Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala and naan bread.

Without the extreme heat of a tandoor it wouldn't be possible to get the hard shell like texture with tender moist meat characteristic of Indian tikka's, like tandoori chicken or ckicken tikka masala.

Naan bread would not come out with the crispy crust and soft inside without the tandoor

The flavor of that the clay imparts to the naan is irreplaceable and when cooked with charcoal or light flavored woods the aromatic smoky taste combined with the texture is like nothing else.

So even though it was expensive and time consuming to have the oven attached to the cart, we think we've made the right decision. We think you'll agree!