Adding a tandoor oven to your culinary collection is a great way to bring the same flavors in your own home-cooked dishes that you would enjoy in any authentic South Asian restaurant. Choosing the right tandoor oven will make your Indian meals taste more authentic and delicious than ever before. A versatile and unique addition to any kitchen, tandoors impart a unique smokey flavor to food that can be difficult to replicate with other cooking methods.
Factors to consider:
Having your own tandoor means you and your family can enjoy your favorite tandoori cuisines in the comfort of your own home without losing too much time or money. But tandoor ovens can be quite expensive since they require a proper setup and maintenance, so it’s best to research different models and brands based on your specific needs and requirements. Here are a few things to consider before buying a tandoor.
The space you have and the quantity of food you’ll be cooking will determine the size of your tandoor. Larger tandoor ovens offer space for multiple skewers as well as wider walls for naans, parathas, and other flatbreads. This means you can cook food for a lot of people at one point in time (great for hosting dinner parties and family get-togethers!) but it’ll take up a lot of backyard space.
If you’re only going to be cooking for your family, consider smaller and more portable options that offer enough capacity to cook for 3-4 people at one time.
Tandoors can be fueled by charcoal, propane, gas, or electricity. If you want the most authentic cooking experience, charcoal grills are the way to go! They produce a wonderful, smokey flavor as the juices seep down onto the charcoal to create true tandoori-style dishes.
For novice chefs who need greater temperature control when operating their tandoori grills, propane tandoor ovens are a better choice. Since tandoors are designed to trap heat on the inside, efficient temperature management is one of the greatest challenges you’ll face. And finally, if you’re looking to cut down fuel costs, you can go for a natural gas tandoor oven.
Before buying a tandoor oven, it’s important to consider what materials are most suitable to fulfill your culinary needs and requirements. At Tandoor Morni, we have tandoors with stainless steel and clay bodies for efficient insulation. Our tandoors are highly reliable and long lasting and we have prioritized ease of use and durability in our design to offer the ideal cooking solution for virtually any skill level.
4. Brand reputation:
Do proper research on the brand reputation of the tandoor you’re buying. Make sure you’re buying from a reputable company with good customer service and warranty. Our tandoors are NSF and CFA certified meaning they’ve been tested and certified safe to be used in the USA and Canada.