Many people think that Tandoori is a recipe. But in fact, it’s actually a cooking method that has become synonymous with the food that is prepared. Tandoor is a clay oven made of special clay, in fact, it is basically little more than a very large clay pot, large enough to hold a good sized fire and then all the food that gets placed in it. It is designed to provide very high, dry heat in which the food is prepared. A hot fire is build which is provided by charcoals lining the bottom of the structure. It is impossible to replicate the Tandoori recipe as the heat inside the clay pot reaches up to 480 degrees Celsius and at such high temperatures, most foods cooked in a tandoori oven develop a very crisp outer layer without sacrificing moistness on the inside. Because of its cylindrical design, it is very common for tandoori ovens to remain lit for long periods of time to maintain the perfect high cooking temperature for fat free cooking.
Be warned – our supplier in India informs us that tandoors without sufficient wall depth and thickness available elsewhere may not give the desired results when cooking. Be rest assured that our tandoors have deep insulated walls providing excellent heat retention and durability from a well proven design from decades of production and supply to the catering industry in India. With the minimum amount of care and maintenance our tandoors will last for many years.
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