What is Tandoor and Tandoori Chicken

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The Tandoori Chicken is obviously cooked using the Tandoori oven. They are made of clay and come in different shapes and sizes and are widely used for cooking and baking. But regardless of their origin, their working principle is basically the same and is renowned for producing dishes like Tandoori Chicken, Tandoori Prawns, Tandoori Gobi etc. The Tandoori style of cooking can be seen around Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Transcaucasia, the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asia as well as India and Bangladesh. Tandoori chicken is one of the most popular dishes in our Indian Restaurant West Kennedy.

Tandoori doesn’t refer to any special kind of recipe, but rather denotes dishes made using Tandoor. Tandoor is lighted with the help of burning charcoal and electric fires are also employed these days. The Tandoor is blazing hot and produces temperatures that range up to 900 degrees F and more. Some ovens also contain small doors to control the oxygen and thus the heat. Since the high temperature can be maintained for a long period of time, it accounts for low fuel consumption and is thus is very popular in fuel-scarce areas.

Tandoori chicken is one of the most mouthwatering dishes in the North Indian Cuisine. Even though there are several disputes on the origin of Tandoori chicken, there are no doubts on the best Tandoori Chicken in West Kennedy, Tampa. It is of course, Curry Leaves who serves you the most delicious Tandoori dishes and other exotic recipes of the Indian Cuisine.

Tandoori Chicken is marinated meat that is lowered into the oven on long metal skewers and cooked to perfection in the steaming Tandoori “pit”. The raw chicken is marinated using yogurt and tandoori masala. Yoghurt is perfect due to its thick and acidic nature and penetrates deep into the meat absorbing the herbs and spices of the tandoori masala. Cayenne Pepper and chilli powder accounts for its vibrant color. The tandoori masala consists of cinnamon, garam masala, peppercorns, cardamoms, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cloves, bay leaf and turmeric powder and cayenne Pepper. Some of the spices can be adjusted based on how spicy you would like it to be.


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