Tanoor refers to an oven common throughout Central Asia and also in northern India, the Caucasus, and North Africa; usually barrel-shaped or domed, with a top or side opening. Fire is built in the bottom, modern tandoors, however, are heated from the bottom with a gas flame. Breads are baked on the oven's inside walls.

Tanoor is also known as "tandoor", "tandir," and many other names

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