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 tandoorHindi and Urdu tand&umacron;r, from Persian tan&umacron;r, tund&umacron;r, oven, from Middle Persian tan&umacron;r, from Old Iranian tan&umacron;ra-; akin to Aramaic tann&umacron;ra, Akkadian tin&umacron;ru, and Sumerian duruna, all probably from a substrate source in southwest Asia .