from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Cooked in a tandoor.

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  • adj. Cooked in a tandoor.


Hindi tandūri, from tandūr, tandoor; see tandoor.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindi. (Wiktionary)


  • Of course, I usually smoke up 25-pound turkeys covered in tandoori paste, so I have at least six hours to kill before dinner is ready.

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  • 2: 29 PM muddfx said ... chicken tandoori from the Indian place down the road.

    You tell me.

  • The Moroccan tagine is directly descended from the Persian khoresht stew, and India has taken both Persia's dishes and their names into its culture; Indian staples such as tandoori, nan bread, tikka, kebab, pilaf and biriani are all Persian words.

    Persia's Private Cuisine Goes Public

  • Because I didn't have tandoori masala on hand for the brown curry sauce, I made it from scratch with the spices from my pantry, storing the remainder for future dishes, such as tandoori chicken. stories

  • Indian spice blends such as tandoori masala and garam masala are available at Campus Eastern Foods, 408 Locust St., and at World Harvest International & Gourmet Foods, 3700 stories

  • For the longest time I thought the "tandoori" in "tandoori chicken" referred to some kind of blend of spices used to marinate the meat, not realizing that there is actually a cylindrical clay oven called a tandoor for cooking all sorts of meats and veggies.

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  • The open bar and kitchen create a personable dining experience, offering up authentically prepared dishes such as tandoori chicken, Peking duck, and nua kem fried rice.


  • Starters include meats from the tandoor such as tandoori chicken (RMB 42 for a half chicken) alongside numerous vegetarian options like dal makhani (RMB 38) and palak paneer (RMB 32).

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

  • Shiv Sena would have made 'tandoori' of Azmi: Bal Thackeray - Articles related to Report: Leaked UK documents detail Iraq war chaos

  • Shiv Sena men would have made 'tandoori' of Azmi: Bal Thackeray - Articles related to Report: Leaked UK documents detail Iraq war chaos


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  • a different sort of browning??

    January 17, 2013

  • I have heard this used recently to describe a fake tan, with apt reference to the orangey colour of tandoori-style foods.
    e.g. "I like her new hairstyle but the tandoori is all wrong."

    October 17, 2009