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n. pl. tan·doors or tan·door·i (-do͝or′ē)
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.

[Hindi and Urdu tandūr, from Persian tanūr, tundūr, oven, from Middle Persian tanūr, from Old Iranian tanūra-; akin to Aramaic tannūrā, Akkadian tinūru, and Sumerian duruna, all probably from a substrate source in southwest Asia .]


a type of clay oven used in India, Pakistan, and parts of the Middle East



n., pl. -doors, -door•i (-ˈdʊər i)
a clay oven used esp. in the cooking of N India and Pakistan for roasting and baking at high heat.
[1655–65; < Hindi, Urdu tandūr < Persian tanūr]
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Noun1.tandoor - a clay oven used in northern India and Pakistan
oven - kitchen appliance used for baking or roasting
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But it is surprising that a simple person who takes pride in having his meals at tandoor accepts such a heavy salary, paid to him only because he was close to the disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
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Following increasing demand, they are refurbishing the premises and developing new produce for their customers with the recent installation of the tandoor ovens.
A Tandoor is a cylindrical clay oven used for roasting and baking.
The tandoor seals the flavors and makes all meats more succulent.
Most nanbais, most of them from Murree and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, had lef for their villages to celebrate Eid with their families, leaving the tandoor owners and the citizens at the lurch.
The raiding party conducted raid at Al-Usmania Hotel situated in Allah Abad Town, Main RCD Highway, where the owners were illegally getting gas directly from SSGC's main distribution pipeline at 6 pound per square inch (PSI) pressure, which was being used to operate one Tandoor, 18 burners having 52 nozzles and one 5 KVA generator.
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