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A chef using a tandoor.

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From Hindustani तन्दूर (tandūr) / تندور(tandūr), from Persian تنور(tanūr), from Middle Persian tnwl (tanūr, oven), ultimately from Akkadian 𒋾𒂟 (tinūru), all meaning (clay) oven. According to the Dehkhoda Dictionary, the Akkadian word consists of the parts tin meaning "mud" and nuro/nura meaning "fire" and is mentioned as early as in the Akkadian Epic of Gilgamesh, c.f. also Avestan tanûra and Pahlavi tanûr.

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tandoor (plural tandoors)

  1. A cylindrical clay oven used, in the cuisine of the Caucasus, Middle East, and Indian subcontinent, to make flat bread, or to cook meat.
    • 2001, Martin Hughes, World Food: India (Lonely Planet), page 53
      You can cook naan in a normal oven, but the results will inevitably disappoint; even Indians generally wait to savour them in restaurants, as very few homes are equipped with a tandoor.

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tandoor m (plural tandoors)

  1. tandoor (cylindrical clay oven used in Indian cuisine)

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tandoor m (plural tandoor)

  1. tandoor