Northern Indian Cuisine Featuring Our Specialty, Tandoor (Clay Oven) Cooking Tandoor is a cylindrical clay oven native to India. This oven is of ancient origin and can be traced back several thousand years. The Tandoor is fully buried in sand for insulation. A temperature of eight hundred degrees is normally maintained inside the Tandoor. Every Indian bread is served at the Bombay Restaurant is baked in the Tandoor. This is done skillfully by slapping the fresh dough against the oven's intensely hot, curved walls. The meats are pre-treated with yogurt and a special blend of Indian spices for a period of twenty four hours. Then they are cooked in their own juices over a bed of hot charcoal inside the oven.