Most people think Indian food means rich, spicy food with thick oily gravy, but this is far from the truth. The aromatic spices used in Indian cuisines incorporate many beneficial characteristics in the food and increases its nutritional as well as taste value. Anyways, today, we are not talking about Indian curries, rather we would be delving in the wonderful world of Tandoor.

Easily available in any Indian restaurants in St Kilda East, Tandoor is a type of clay oven used in the kitchens of India and Middle East to make Indian bread and a wide ensemble of barbequed meat and vegetables. Traditionally they are cylindrical furnaces of clay or volcanic stone fed by charcoal in the lower part. Those used in modern Indian restaurants in St Kilda East are more modern and uses gas or electricity instead of coal. Anything that is cooked in the tandoor is called tandoori. That is why today we are going to present you with a selection of three essential tandoor dishes, which are very healthy for your body and at the same time, it is an example of incomparable taste.

If you are visiting the Indian restaurants in St Kilda East, then you definitely cannot miss these 3 tandoori dishes. They are generally taken as starters to be enjoyed before main course.

  • Tandoori Murg, chicken marinated and cooked in the tandoor oven.
  • Tandoori Jhinga, fresh prawns flavoured with herbs and spices and cooked in a tandoor oven.
  • Exotic Platter, a tasty selection of meat and seafood cooked in a tandoor oven.

For vegetarians, we have a huge assortment of Paneer ka tikka (cottage cheese tandoori), tandoori gobhi (cabbage tandoori) and vegetarian platter (an assortment of diverse types of vegetable tandoori).

At Moti Mahal Restaurant, we believe trying a dish cooked in the tandoor oven is something that you have to do at least once in your life. Well, this way of cooking is considered by nutritionists as one of the healthiest there is. The food cooked in a tandoor oven never dry out and preserve all the juice and flavour when served.

In the tandoor oven, meats and fish are cooked in long spikes at high temperatures (they can reach 480 ° C); while the bread (naan) is cooked adhered to the walls of the oven.

You can order any tandoori dish from our menu and we can assure you that they all carry the flavour and aroma of the most traditional Indian cuisine that you will cherish in your memory for long until you taste it again.

Come and enjoy a tandoor dish whenever you want, you will always find them in our menu!