About

Tandoori Grill means “Mughlai Cuisine”, cooked on skewers in a tandoor. The term tandoor refers to a cylindrical clay, bell shaped oven that can reach temperature’sup to 480 degrees Celsius. The word tandoori is the adjective meaning “pertaining to the tandoor” and is used to describe a dish cooked in the tandoor. “Tandoor” is derived from the Persian (Iranian) word tannur. “Tandoor” was first derived from the Babylonian word tinuru from the Semitic word nar, meaning fire. Then Hebrew and Arabic together made it tannur, and then places such as Turkey, Central Asia, Pakistan, and India made it famous around the world as tandoor. The tandoor is said to have originated in Persia (Iran) and was then brought to India. Tandoor cooking is a traditional aspect of Punjabi cuisine.The tandoor is used to make naan bread as well as a variety of meats. In India, the first built in tandoor at a restaurant was installed at the Moti Mahal restaurant during 1948 in Delhi. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, enjoyed naan and tandoori chicken, making these food items a part of official banquets for visiting foreign heads of States.