For this week's DIY Friday, Home & Family member Dan Kohler stopped by the hit daytime talk show to give a tutorial on how to make a homemade tandoor oven — the perfect backyard accessory for cooking delicious food at home! Check out the simple instructions below.
Terra Cotta Clay Pots (Nesting Sizes, A, B, C can be 18in x 20in, 13in x 12in and 12x10 or similar, just make sure pots B & C can rest rim to rim within pot A)
2 Cement Tiles (about 2-3inches high and 4-6in square)
Coarse Grade Vermiculite
Cutting and Drilling Tools
Masonry Tile Bit
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Drill holes in the bottom of 3 pots
Saw the bottom off pot C and retain as lid (with hole in it)
Select clear spot in yard or driveway with at least 10ft of clearance all around (Note: it will be heavy to move after assembled so place it where you want to use it)
Set Pot A on cement tiles to elevate about 2 or 3 inches off ground
Line bottom of Pot A with Lava rocks
Place Pot B on rocks
Fill void around pots with Vermiculite
Place Pot C, rim down on Pot B (they should fit fairly securely)
Layer more lava rocks around top
Place severed bottom of Pot C on top as a lid
Layer bottom of Pot B with mesquite charcoal and light
Brush vegetables and meat lightly with olive oil if desired and arrange bite sized pieces on extra long, wooden BBQ skewers
When coals are hot, lay skewers of meat and vegetables in Pot C
Bite size pieces of vegetables and meat should cook in under 5 minutes
IMPORTANT NOTE: Use caution when handling skewers near heat and wear long padded oven mitts for protection
Watch how to make your own DIY tandoor oven in the video below!
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