tandoori

[tahn-door-ee]
adjective
1.
baked or cooked in a tandoor: tandoori chicken.
noun
2.
a plural of tandoor.

Origin:
1965–70; < Hindi tandūrī, adj. derivative of tandūr tandur

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tandoor

[tahn-door]
noun, plural tandoors, tandoori [tahn-door-ee] . Indian Cookery.
a cylindrical clay oven, fired to a high heat by wood or charcoal, in which foods, especially meats, are cooked and bread is baked.

Origin:
1655–65; < Hindi, Urdu tandūr < Persian tanūr

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tandoori (tænˈdʊərɪ)
 
n
a.  an Indian method of cooking meat or vegetables on a spit in a clay oven
 b.  (as modifier): tandoori chicken
 
[from Urdu, from tandoor an oven]

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tandoori
type of Indian cooking, 1958, from adj. form of Urdu or Punjabi tandur "cooking stove," from Turk. tandur, from Turk. pronunciation of Arabic and Pers. tannur "oven, portable furnace," of Sem. origin.
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Example sentences
From wonderful curries to tandoori dishes, the food is inspired.
The menu features a daily chef's special and a variety of rice and tandoori
  dishes.
Main courses include those prepared in a clay oven, or tandoori style.
Appetizers include the vegetable cutlet, tandoori chicken pieces and soothing
  herbs in yogurt.
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