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 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 The tikka brings Indian accents with raita crema and basmati rice, and the queso is creamy and light, with just enough curry to amplify the flavor without overwhelming it. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 18 Mar. 2021 As in, no one else nearby is offering curry wraps or chicken tikka sandwiches, among the bistros’ lunchtime offerings, or desserts such as coconut pineapple bread pudding. Washington Post, 5 Mar. 2021 Half of the food menu will offer traditional Indian fare including potato tikki chaat and a selection of kebabs such as chicken tikka, lamb seekh and tandoori beef. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 3 Dec. 2020 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, 24 May 2020 The Indian restaurant staple chicken tikka masala becomes a simple casserole in this easy, 1-dish dinner. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, 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, 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, 11 Mar. 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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18 Apr 2021

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“Tikka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tikka. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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