All About the Tandoor Oven | Tamba Lounge Las Vegas
We wouldn't call ourselves an authentic Indian restaurant if we didn't appropriately prepare our dishes in a tandoor oven, but we most certainly do! In fact, we have a variety of authentic, clay-oven-baked dishes on our menu, such as our tandoori chicken. This Indian delicacy is one of our most popular dishes, and we prepare it with authenticity! Cooked in a traditional tandoor oven, our tandoori chicken is some of the best on the strip. Along with our tandoori chicken, we have a wide selection of dishes properly prepared in a tandoor oven.
The tandoor, often a clay oven used for cooking and baking, is utilized for a variety of dishes throughout Southern, Central, and Western Asia. The ovens can range in size and shape, yet they all typically operate the same. Made from clay, the tandoor is insulated, usually with mud or concrete, and has a cylindrical shape. The top of the tandoor is curved inward to retain heat, while the top remains open for ventilation.
Heating for the oven traditionally uses a charcoal or wood fire, made at the bottom of the tandoor. The fire can heat the oven up to 900º Fahrenheit, yet the fire is left to die down to ensure a consistent cooking temperature. While meat, like tandoori chicken, is usually placed on skewers to cook at the top, naan will be stuck directly on the walls inside the tandoor.
At Tamba Lounge, we use our tandoor oven for many dishes, ensuring an authentic touch on traditional dishes. From our famous tandoori chicken to seekh kabobs, you can choose from a variety of Indian dishes prepared in a tandoor. Come give these authentic Indian delicacies a try and visit us next time you're on the Las Vegas Strip. For questions, give us a call at 702.858.7894.