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Old 03-05-2016, 06:56 AM   #1
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Utensils for a Tandoor oven

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I've built a Tandoor oven for the garden and have used it a few times. It makes fantastic tandoori chicken but I need some help with finding some beer utensils.

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The oven is vertical meaning the skewers are hung vertically meaning that the meat has a tendency to slide down the skewers and fall into the charcoal. I've bent the end of our current skewers and whilst this helps it doesn't solve the problem.

I am looking for skewers which have some mechanism or shape to stop the meat sliding off or skewers which may have a rough finish thus helping the meat stay on. Any suggestions?

I am also looking for something which would allow me to cook vegetables and prawns/shrimp. I think a mesh tube would be the sort of thing. Is there such a thing as a tube cage which could be hung in the Tandoor?

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Old 03-05-2016, 09:13 AM   #2
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I haven't seen any sort of tube like what you describe, but I wonder if something like a campfire hot dog "cage" would do the trick:

Camp Fire Hot Dog Cooker Cooking Campfire 19 25 Long Sausage Hot Links | eBay


Here are some other ideas:
Amazon.com: Rome's Set of 9 Forks for Marshmallows and Hot Dogs, Chrome Plated Steel: Kitchen & Dining

EDIT: I see that you are in Scotland. So I don't know if either of these would be an option. But it might at least give you some ideas.
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:21 AM   #3
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I started to type in "tandoori utensils" at Amazon and "tandoori skewers" came up. These have a hook at the bottom to prevent food from sliding off. Take a look: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003LSJTL4/
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Old 03-05-2016, 01:59 PM   #4
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I started to type in "tandoori utensils" at Amazon and "tandoori skewers" came up. These have a hook at the bottom to prevent food from sliding off. Take a look: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003LSJTL4/
It appears to me that the hook is for hanging the skewer. The pointed end would be down, and that seems to be the OP's problem. It seems to be that some sort of a spring clip or screw clip on the end would hold the meat in place. Something like the keepers on a barbecue grill rotisserie skewer, but just use one on the bottom of the tandoori skewer. Something like the ones on the spit in the photo here:



You might be able to find some sort of a collar that locks in place with a set screw at a hardware store. I just did a Google search for "set collar" and got quite a few hits here in the US. You should be able to find something similar in your part of the world. Like these:

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Old 03-05-2016, 04:36 PM   #5
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Ha, RP, you're right. Oops
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:58 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies.


I'll have a look for the Hot Dog cooker however suspect that I may struggle to get one in the UK.


The lock collars would work but could be a bit fiddly. They are readily available and not too expensive - worth trying anyway.
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:13 AM   #7
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I wonder what the millions of cooks in India use?
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:30 AM   #8
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How about these?

BBQ skewers - Round with Stopper 4mm, Tandoor, Catering Tandoor, Gas Tandoor, Charcol Tandoor, ETL Certified, NSF Certified, ETL & NSF Certified Tandoor, Naan, Indian Bread, Roti, Restaurant Supplies, Restaurant Equipment, Indian Food, Steel Tandoor,
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