tikka

noun
tik·​ka | \ ˈti-kə How to pronounce tikka (audio) \

Definition of tikka

: an Indian dish of marinated meat cooked on a skewer

Examples of tikka in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And while the group was smaller this year, the feast was bountiful, including chicken tikka, fruit, pastries, Philly cheesesteaks, and Abdul Hayee’s special brisket, which cooked for more than 15 hours. Jesus Jimenez, Dallas News, "‘You’ve got to find the good’: North Texas Muslim families celebrate Eid — at a distance," 24 May 2020 The Indian restaurant staple chicken tikka masala becomes a simple casserole in this easy, 1-dish dinner. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Chicken Tikka Masala Casserole," 22 Apr. 2020 Actually, Rajavel told me, tikka masala, one of Indian cuisines most popular dishes, technically isn’t Indian at all, but is British. Brianna Holt, Quartz, "Why Americans call foreign foods by the wrong names," 22 Jan. 2020 Best of all, aside from a trio of Indian buffet standards — excellent tandoori chicken, a merely decent chicken tikka masala and soft naan — several of the options change day-to-day. oregonlive, "Portland’s 40 best inexpensive restaurants," 11 Mar. 2020 The tikka masala sauce is full of items like tomatoes for lycopene and lots of warming spices and herbs with a medium heat. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "The best and healthiest things to buy at ALDI, according to dietitians," 26 Feb. 2020 Curry options include tikka masala, korma (cashew, almond and pistachio cream sauce), saag, coconut and vindaloo which can be had with chicken, lamb, shrimp, vegetables, or paneer. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "New Tarka Indian Kitchen opens today," 29 Jan. 2020 The university had been getting curry and tikka masala sauces through Sysco, its institutional wholesaler. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Diverse, locally owned food start-ups make the menus at Harvard, UMass, and BC," 24 Jan. 2020 The trend stuck—so much that British foreign secretary Robin Cook proclaimed tikka masala a British national dish in 2001. Brianna Holt, Quartz, "Why Americans call foreign foods by the wrong names," 22 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of tikka

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tikka

Hindi & Urdu tikkā small piece of meat, from Persian tikka

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2 Jun 2020

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“Tikka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tikka. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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