The Secrets of the Tandoor


For thousands of years, cultures from the ancient lands have been using the tandoor - traditionally a clay oven that entire communities would do their cooking in. It is shaped like a pot, and lined with live coal at the bottom.

Cooking in a tandoor is an art form that requires years of experience to cultivate. Temperature plays a vital role in tandoori cooking, and can best be gauged by the feel of a bare hand. This requires practice and patience.

A traditional tandoori recipe requires a delicate balance between the spicy and the sour. Its secret lies in the constant basting of the meats that absorb the earthy aromas and smoky flavours coming from fresh and lively marinades dripping on red hot coal.