If you love Indian food, you’ve most likely enjoyed a meal cooked in a traditional tandoor oven. Similarly, if you love eating at restaurants, Nashua is the best place to be! India Palace offers the best traditional hospitality around, and we strive to make every visit a memorable one.
But what makes it special? What even is tandoori cooking? If you’re asking yourself these questions, it’s time to take a look at the flavor and flare it gives food. Here’s the scoop on tandoor ovens you’ve been waiting for!
What is tandoori cooking?
Rather than a recipe or flavor, tandoori refers to a cooking style or technique. A tandoor, sometimes called a tannour, is a clay or metal oven often used in Central and Western Asia. Traditionally, the cooking heat was generated from a hot wood fire inside the oven itself. Thus, the food is heated throughout from radiant, convection-style cooking.
Often, the temperatures inside the oven can reach intense temperatures, and we don’t mean that lightly! The oven has a unique ability to lock and keep heat inside, which creates a super-heated environment. Furthermore, most cookers average around 500 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit, but can reach up to 900 degrees or higher in the right circumstances!
Did you know that you can cook just about anything in a tandoor oven? To whip up a delicious meal, you can cook fish, vegetables, or various meats to perfection. Plus, the most common items that are found on both our menu here at India Palace, and in Indian home tandoor cooking, are chicken, momos, naan, lamb, zucchini, and mushrooms.
Typically, the meats and vegetables are cut up into cubes and skewered. Then, they’ll be thoroughly cooked in only 20 minutes due to the heat! Now that’s fast food.
Love restaurants in Nashua? Here are some menu items.
We love serving up authentic and delicious Indian food. After all, of all the restaurants around, we’re the best in Nashua! Here are a few of our favorite tandoori menu items.
Tender Rack of Lamb marinated in an amazing ginger marinade and cooked in the tandoor.
Tandoori Salmon Tikka
Fresh Atlantic salmon marinated in herbs and spices and cooked in the tandoor.
Tandoori Malai Shrimp
Jumbo shrimp marinated with cream cheese, ginger, garlic, and spices, grilled in the tandoor.
Visit us at India Palace
For over two decades, we’ve been the top Nashua restaurant for authentic Indian dining. India Palace also offers catering which goes beyond the menu we offer at our restaurants. Visit our website for our menu or online ordering. Have any questions? Call us at 603-891-1140.