A traditional tandoor in Xinjiang province, China. The oven travelled to China with traders from India. Photo: Shutterstock
A traditional tandoor in Xinjiang province, China. The oven travelled to China with traders from India. Photo: Shutterstock

China’s tandoori story: how the oven travelled from India down the Silk Road, feeding communities, stars and presidents

  • The tandoor is a versatile, super hot oven that is popular across South, Central and Western Asia
  • Sikhs feed devotees for free using communal tandoors, and tandoori cooking has been loved by world leaders

Topic |   Food and Drinks
A traditional tandoor in Xinjiang province, China. The oven travelled to China with traders from India. Photo: Shutterstock
A traditional tandoor in Xinjiang province, China. The oven travelled to China with traders from India. Photo: Shutterstock
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