You already knew this was going to be mentioned at some point. Tandoori chicken is another dish in North India, dating back to 3000 BC. C. Tandoori chicken gets its name from the cooking container called a tandoor oven. This is a cylindrical oven that works with firewood or charcoal. The Tandoor oven is made of clay or metal, which gives a unique flavor to the meals it contains. Tandoori chicken consists of chicken marinated for several days in a mixture of yogurt and tandoori masala (a mixture of traditional Indian spices). After these things are prepared, the chicken is then cooked and served.