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tandoori

[tahn-doo r-ee] /tɑnˈdʊər i/
adjective
1.
baked or cooked in a tandoor:
tandoori chicken.
noun
2.
a plural of tandoor.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; < Hindi tandūrī, adj. derivative of tandūr tandur

tandoor

[tahn-doo r] /tɑnˈdʊər/
noun, plural tandoors, tandoori
[tahn-doo r-ee] /tɑnˈdʊər i/ (Show IPA).
Indian Cookery.
1.
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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Examples from the web for tandoori
  • 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.
  • Appetizers include coconut shrimp, tandoori hot wings and samosas.
  • The menu features a large selection of vegetarian appetizers and entrees, plus a handful of seafood curries and tandoori dishes.
  • Dine on traditional tandoori or sample kebabs with jasmine rice.
  • The tandoori specialties and naan are standouts, as are the little steamed dumplings called momos.
British Dictionary definitions for tandoori

tandoori

/tænˈdʊərɪ/
noun
1.
  1. an Indian method of cooking meat or vegetables on a spit in a clay oven
  2. (as modifier): tandoori chicken
Word Origin
from Urdu, from tandoor an oven
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Word Origin and History for tandoori
n.

type of Indian cooking, 1958, from adjectival form of Urdu or Punjabi tandur "cooking stove," from Turkish tandur, from Turkish pronunciation of Arabic and Persian tannur "oven, portable furnace," of Semitic origin.

tandoor

n.

1660s, from Turkish pronunciation of Persian and Arabic tannur "oven, portable furnace" (see tandoori).

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