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 Long before ragas, chicken tikka or Bollywood movies were exported from India, there was brisk international demand for the subcontinent’s textiles. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 18 May 2022 Another popular dish is Ahmed’s platters, which combine protein — chicken, beef, lamb, chicken tikka or kebab — with white rice, bell peppers and onions, with a drizzle of mild or hot sauce. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 3 Jan. 2022 What to order: Chicken tikka, lamb biryani, baigan bharta, saag paneer Meat-free options: Numerous, with more than a dozen entrees. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Nov. 2021 Trust me, eating cold chicken tikka with the sound of cars whizzing by wasn’t ideal. Raj Tawney, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Dec. 2021 At Dhamaka, Pandya’s tikka is simply marinated and roasted, so the paneer itself is the star. New York Times, 24 Nov. 2021 Indian Spice is now serving kathi rolls, paneer tikka and other Indian fare in downtown San Mateo. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Oct. 2021 Chunks of chicken tikka and paratha clogged the sink. The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 Get the digestive juices flowing with a soothing glass of sharbat (a sweet, flowery elixir served chilled), and some pakoras and chaat before moving on to richer mains such as chicken tikka, beef korma, chicken or beef bihari, kabobs and biryani. Joanna O'leary, Chron, 14 Apr. 2021 See More

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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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“Tikka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tikka. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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