an oven, originally in India, made of clay and capable of high temperatures, for fast cooking or baking
Origin of tandoorHindi, clay oven from Turkish tandur from Arabic tann?r, portable oven, ultimately from Akkadian tin?ru
nounpl. tan·doors, or tan·door·i
A cylindrical oven made of clay, heated over charcoal or wood, and used in South Asia and Central Asia for baking bread and roasting meat.
Origin of tandoorHindiUrdu tandūr from Persian tanūr, tundūr oven from Middle Persian tanūr from Old Iranian tanūra- Aramaic tannūrā Akkadian tinūru and Sumerian duruna all probably from a substrate source in southwest Asia