Do you know? Not finding a tandoor oven (Clay Oven) in an Indian restaurant is almost impossible. You will never miss seeing tandoori dishes when browsing the Urban Village Grill menu. What makes them unique and different is their earthy taste and smoky flavor.
What is Tandoori?
If you ask what ‘Tandoori’ is? It is a cooking technique where the food cooks in a clay oven. It is a very simple process of cooking. So, the cooking method includes a cylindrical clay oven, at the base of which lays the charcoal fire. The tandoori dishes are generally made with pieces of meat or veggies marinated in yogurt and spices. Then, we fix them in long skewers and place them vertically along the tandoor for even cooking.
You may wonder what sort of spices go into tandoori marination. It combines different spices like coriander, cumin, garlic, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, cardamom, and nutmeg. So, the spices and marinade may vary from grill to grill and chef to chef, as there are different ways of preparing tandoori marinades.
The three things essential to making the tandoori dishes are the tandoori oven (mainly for a restaurant), the special tandoori masala, and the marinade, which helps tenderize the meat and make it juicy.
Benefits of cooking in clay tandoors
Natural smoky flavor: When you are cooking in tandoor, the real aroma of the dish stays with it and adds a smoky flavor to it. What makes the aroma unique is the juices that drop on charcoal in the oven.
Cooking with less oil: The tandoor cooking technique doesn’t require a lot of oil or butter. The heat within the tandoor makes it get cook naturally and flavorful.
Can cook fast: The raging fire and the high heat generated in the tandoor cooks the pieces of meat or veggies within minutes.
The Tandoori’s we serve at Urban Village Grill
Urban Tandoori Chicken: This tandoori chicken is crazy good and smoky chicken appetizer. One will truly love this. The star ingredient used for this marinade is mustard oil. Also, double marination gives the best flavor to this recipe. We marinate the chicken in yogurt, Kashmiri red chili powder, fresh ginger-garlic, and garam masala and then grilled to perfection!
Urban Style Tandoori Shrimp: The tandoori shrimp is a delightful marinated shrimp appetizer. Marinated in a delicious sauce made of yogurt, tandoori masala, lemon, ginger, and garlic, this is a delicious dish that will take your breath away! The delicious taste of the tandoori shrimp comes from the thick yogurt marinade and when we cook it just right.
Urban Style Tandoori Cauliflower: This tandoori cauliflower is one of the most amazing cauliflower dishes o cater the vegetarians. The magic flavor for this dish lies in the tandoori marinade made with yogurt and a few spices.
Urban Style Tandoori Salmon: This tandoori salmon is an Indian spiced dish with salmon marinated in a spicy marinade, then cooked till the fish is tender and crisp.
Enjoy Tandoori’s at Urban Village Grill
Enjoy tandoori at Urban Village Grill and other delightful meals and dishes. Why wait? Come visit us or order online to enjoy delicious Indian food.