Definition of tandoori noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//tænˈdʊəri//
; NAmE NAmE//tænˈdʊri//
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(often used as an adjective) a method of cooking meat on a long straight piece of metal (called a spit ) in a clay oven called a tandoor, originally used in S Asia tandoori chicken a tandoori restaurant Word Originfrom Urdu and Persian tandūri, from tandūr, based on Arabic tannūr ‘oven’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tandoori