We are proud to continue introducing our readers to our community of amazingly-talented vendors and artisans that sell at the market every week. This week we are delighted to share one of long time food vendors, Craig Ackerman, co-founder of Tandoozy that serves an authentic Tandoori pop-up weekly at the Fremont Sunday Market and other local farmers markets around the city. Find out why his culinary talents are a must try when visiting our market!
WHAT IS TANDOOZY?
Tandoozy is Seattle’s only Tandoori Food Stand! We use the finest ingredients to bring you one of the most unique street food experiences in the Pacific Northwest. You can find us here on the days indicated.
WHAT CAN WE FIND OUR YOUR MENU
Fresh Naan, Dhal, Chicken Tikka Masala and Mango Chutney. Smokin’ hot tandoors, everything Vegan, aside from the chicken, which is halal.
WHAT MAKES YOUR FOOD SO UNIQUE?
We marinate the chicken tikka in fruit juice and freshly ground, dry-roasted spices. At the markets, we cook the skewered chicken tikka in our tandoor ovens. The cooked chicken is then added to the tomato-based spiced sauce (yes, we make that also “from scratch”), so turning it into “Chicken Tikka Masala”.
Our food is ‘spiced’ using a variety of Indian spices, but it is not ‘hot’ at any rate. We have cayenne on site if you would like to add some heat :).
SO WHAT'S WITH THE SLOGAN "NAAN BELIEVERS? WE HEAR YOU MAKE THIS ONSITE FRESH.
The naan bread is baked on-site in our dedicated “for bread only“ tandoor oven. Naan is best fresh out of the tandoor, and we like to serve it up right from the fire onto your plate – with a brush of some olive oil, balsamic, garlic and cilantro if you like. We call that mix “The Green Stuff”.
WHATS THE BEST WAY TO EAT YOUR CUISINE?
The most popular way to eat our food is “on the naan”: The oven-hot naan is brushed with “The Green Stuff”, and the toppings you select are put on the naan. Our menu is small: Chicken tikka masala, red lentil dhal, basmati rice and mango chutney. “On the naan” is a convenient way to eat while sitting on the sidewalk, standing or strolling, and the naan soaks up the lovely flavors of the food. Grab some napkins! If you prefer a plate or a box: No problem.
DO YOU DO VEGAN OPTIONS?
The wholesome and flavorful vegan red lentil dhal curry, served as a vegetable side to the chicken tikka masala, and as protein source for our non-meat-eating guests. Our naan is made from Washington flour from our friends at Shepherd’s Grain.
HOW DO WE FIND YOU?