The tandoor oven is made from special clay and shaped like a huge, dome-shaped jar. The inside is covered with smooth clay and the outside walls are heavily insulated. Heated with charcoal, the temperature rises as high as 750 degrees Fahrenheit.
The tandoor is used for baking bread and roasting meat. The bread is cooked directly on the upper walls of the oven. Seafood and meat cooked in the tandoor are first marinated then roasted, retaining their natural juices and flavors.