What style of cooking is tandori cooking?

Tandoori means cooking in a clay oven, often hollowed out of the earth.
Contrary to common belief, many people think that the word "tandoori" refers to a recipe, yet it can be better described as method of cooking. While a tandoor can be used to prepare breads but is also commonly used for preparing marinated meats or vegetables over an intense charcoal fire.
A tandoor is a clay oven, it fact it is basically almost like a very large clay pit, large enough to hold a small fire created by slow burning wood charcoal.