Cold weather in Rochester, New York, leaves diners searching for warming foods. Tandoor of India serves enticing dishes flavored with the warm spices of India that can satisfy that need.

Warming Ingredients

The spices that add complexity to Indian cuisine are known for their numerous health benefits. Combined, they create a culinary sensation that can help a body keep warm during freezing weather while fighting off infections. Cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, garlic, coriander, and turmeric each have properties that aid in digestion, strengthen metabolism, reduce inflammation, or ease pain.

High in antioxidants, antimicrobials, and necessary minerals, the spices used in Indian cooking offer healing and warmth to both the body and soul.

Tandoor of India

Located in the heart of Rochester, New York, Tandoor of India serves traditional curries, chilies, jalfraizes, and many other warming dishes featuring chicken, lamb, beef, seafood, and vegetables. Passionate about sharing culture and food with anyone who needs it, the owners delight in cooking good meals the Indian way.

Brothers Raj Khosa and Bhupinder Singh and their wives Simmy and Ninder, invite you to enjoy a warm atmosphere and comforting cuisine that reflects their strong family ties and the glorious heritage of India.

Delicious and Comforting Menu Items

Each dish on the menu of Tandoor of India is hand-crafted with only the finest Indian ingredients.


To stay warm, you might begin your meal with a Chili Pakora. Fresh cut chili pepper is dipped in a chickpea batter and deep-fried. The Paneer Chili appetizer is cubed paneer cheese cooked with fresh onions, peppers, and tomatoes, and the Keema Samosas are two crisp patties stuffed with savory spiced ground beef.

Soups and Accompaniments

Hot soup is available in Lentil, Lentil and Chicken, Tomato, and Onion Chili flavors. Spice up your meal and your palate with Mango, Mint, or Tamarind Chutney or Spicy Mixed Pickles; pickled limes, mangoes, and assorted vegetables soaked in a pungent, spicy marinade.


The Chicken Tikka Masala at Tandoor India is the perfect dish for a cold winter night. Boneless, skinless chicken breast is expertly prepared with ginger, onions, tomatoes, and peppers. Meant to warm from the inside, the Kerala Black Peppercorn Chicken is boneless chicken breast simmered in a spicy, tangy black peppercorn based curry sauce seasoned with herbs and warming spice.

The Lamb Xacuti is a spicy lamb curry made with roasted coconut, red chilies, and a delicious cream sauce. The Lamb Jalfraize is lamb seasoned with onions, bell peppers, ginger, tomato, and lemon zest. Beef Vindaloo is lean strips of tender beef sauteed with potato in a tangy vinegar and tomato based sauce. The Beef Dal Piaza is beef cooked with onions, ginger, tomatoes, lentils, and spices.

We prepare Shrimp Curry, Masala, Jalfraize, Vindaloo, and Xacuti. All of these dishes prepared with seafood are made spicy to keep you happy and warm. Vegetarian specialties for a quick warm-up include Dal Makhani, black lentils, split lentils, and kidney beans seasoned with ginger, garlic, and spices, and Dal Tadka, yellow lentils cooked in ginger, garlic, and special warming house spices.


Our Molten Chocolate Cake is the perfect cold weather dessert. Moist, dark chocolate cake filled with a dark chocolate truffle that melts out when heated is luscious, warming, and divine. The Gajar Ka Halwa, also known as Indian Carrot Halwa and one of our most popular desserts, is served warm.

Dine In or Take Out

Visit one of two locations in Rochester for these and many more delicious traditional Indian dishes. Dine in or take out Monday through Saturday from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM at 376 Jefferson Road or 6720 Pittsford Palmyra Road (Perinton Square Mall).

At Tandoor of India, the warming spices of India will help you stay toasty even during the cold winters of Rochester.