Find plans to construct a budget-friendly tandoor oven on the Hallmark Channel's website. The plan utilizes terra cotta pots, cement tiles and vermiculite. Masonry cutting and drilling tools are required. Charcoal is used as the fuel source.
Factory-made tandoor ovens can cost several hundreds of dollars, but the materials and tools for this plan can be purchased at a local hardware store. It is also closer to the original tandoor oven design. Many modern tandoor ovens have a metal construction and use natural gas as a heat source. Although tandoor ovens have been popularized by Indian cuisine, they actually originated in ancient Persia. Today, many tandoor ovens are still exported around the world from India.