Learn which special utensils you’ll need on hand during cooking.

Tandoor oven

A clay oven utilized for cooking and baking that generally uses charcoal or wood fire. Temperatures in a tandoor oven can easily get incredibly high and it is typical for them to stay lit for a very long time. ‘Tandoori’ relates to dishes prepared in the tandoor and includes such popular South Asian dishes as Tandoori chicken, chicken tikka and breads such as tandoori roti and naan.

Tawa

A weighty cast-iron sheet that appears similar to a griddle that is used to produce breads such as chappatis, rotis and parathas.

Karahi

A hefty, deep pan typically made of cast-iron that appears like a wok but is heavier. It is primarily used for deep-frying.