tikka

noun
tik·​ka | \ˈti-kə \

Definition of tikka 

: an Indian dish of marinated meat cooked on a skewer

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Prawns fresh from the Gulf are used in the fragrant tandoori shrimp, and local sustainable fish is used in the machli tikka curry. Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Dubai," 4 Mar. 2018 The current menu includes samosas, curried Scotch egg, saag paneer pizza, chutney deviled eggs and peanut chicken tikka among its pub bites. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Queen Vic Pub to shutter mid-July," 6 July 2018 Tucked away on Adeline Street near 47th Street, the Emeryville shop wasn’t glitzy or high-end, instead featuring dishes like tikka masala mac and cheese and Indian Neapolitan-style pizzas. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Preeti Mistry’s Navi Kitchen quietly closes in Emeryville," 2 July 2018 On the two-and-a-half-hour excursion, participants get a taste of numerous cuisines from around the world: chicken tikka masala, smoked barbecue, Mexican street tacos, smoked Alaskan king salmon and more. Roxana A. Soto, USA TODAY, "Sample regional flavors with culinary experts," 30 June 2018 Rosenthal’s order: pani puri, butter chicken, Afghani seekh kabob, Frankie Indian street wrap, Malai chicken tikka Frankie Indian street wrap, papadum and chutneys, heirloom tomato and caramelized pineapple salad and Goan prawn masala. Jenn Harris, latimes.com, "Phil Rosenthal's L.A. food crawl: Six spots to try," 29 June 2018 Indian food is far more than naan and tikka masala. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Floyd Cardoz’s Spiced Asparagus With Coconut and Turmeric Rice," 21 June 2018 Another favorite is the fish tikka, pieces of Atlantic salmon marinated in mustard powder, ginger-garlic paste and cooked in tandoor. Jane Donahue, Naperville Sun, "Indian Harvest brings savory cuisine to the suburbs," 6 June 2018 Jackson’s tikka masala has a little ketchup but no tomatoes. Caron Golden, sandiegouniontribune.com, "A world of curry," 19 Feb. 2018

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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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