In India and Pakistan, tandoori cooking was traditionally associated with the Punjab, as Punjabis embraced the tandoor on a regional level, and became popular in the mainstream after the 1947 partition when Punjabi Sikhs and Hindus resettled in places such as Delhi.
Where does tandoor come from?
Tandoori cooking is believed to have originated in Persia and is found in some form throughout Central Asia. A charcoal fire is built in the tandoor and allowed to burn for several hours to heat the oven.
What is the taste of chicken tandoori?
Nevertheless, the most basic ingredients are garlic, onion, cayenne pepper, ginger, and garam masala. These spices are ground together and are sometimes mixed with a little bit of lemon juice. It is this very spicy seasoning that gives the tandoori chicken its very distinct taste.
What country does tandoori chicken come from?
What makes Indian food red?
While the spices certainly add color, the distinctive red-orange color of tandoori chicken is the result of the flavorless tandoori coloring which is made from annatto seed (also responsible for the orange coloring in some cheeses, like cheddar).
How hot is tandoori curry?
Its Scoville heat range runs from 1,000 to 2,000 Scoville heat units, which puts it below even the mildest jalapeño pepper (2,500 to 8,000 SHU).