DIY Tandoori Oven

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When summer rolls out, everyone gets excited about the barbecue season and all the grilling that will be going on. We already have a bbq in our backyard, so we wanted to try something different this year. Well, say hello to the diy tandoori backyard oven.

Instead of the different flavors of grilled chicken we have all become accustomed to, we will be trying some tandoori chicken instead. If you have a terracotta clay pot lying around and some left over vermiculite, you have the most expensive materials for this project.

Homemade Tandoori Oven Plans
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • metal dustbin
  • terracotta plant pot
  • fire bricks
  • sand
  • vermiculite
  • angle grinder
  • safety goggles
  • tape measure
  • chalk
  • ear defenders
  • safety gloves

You will need a layer of fire bricks that will go on the bottom of the dustbin. The best way to get the right shape is to first lay them in a square and trace the outline with chalk before using the angle grinder to cut the bricks into shape. Next you need to shape half bricks into the fire pit enclosure, this requires a lot of patience ant that angle grinder again.

The bottom of the terracotta pot is cut about 2 and half inches above the bottom using the angle grinder again. The bottom section will become the top cover. Some sand goes right at the bottom of the dustbin followed by the fire bricks layer and then your fire pit.

We almost forgot to add the air vent on the side, which has to be the size of a brick. The flower pot goes on upside down on top of the fire pit and the sides were filled in with vermiculite, up to the same height as the top of the pot. And your oven is ready to go.

How to use: Just add charcoal to the bottom fire pit, let it burn in there for about 30 to 45 minutes. Then you place your tandoori marinated chicken skewers in the top and let cook for about 20 to 30 minutes.

You can download step by step instructions at Jamie Oliver blog, here…

DIY Tandoori Oven Plans

You can watch the video below, a slightly different diy tandoori oven…


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