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

Definition of tikka

: an Indian dish of marinated meat cooked on a skewer

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In 2016, a gull named Gullfrazie fell into a vat of chicken tikka masala while trying to scavenge for food at a factory in Gloucestershire, the Guardian reported. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "A bright orange bird was rescued from the highway. Turns out it was just a seagull covered in curry," 8 July 2019 In addition to classics like chicken tikka masala and lamb vindaloo, look for several vegan and vegetarian options, like killer dal and paneer entrees. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Concord Pavilion: 3 good restaurants before the show," 19 June 2019 The belly-bursting Moksha Feast ($28) platter, meanwhile, combines chicken tikka, malal kabab, tandoori prawns, tulsi kabab, lamb chops, rosemary naan and black lentils. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Moksha Indian Brasserie spices up Fort Lauderdale with cuisine from Michelin-starred chef," 10 June 2019 The food at Bombay is straightforward and traditional, with basic (and good) renditions of Indian standards such as vegetable samosas ($4.95) and chicken tikka masala ($17.95). Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: Bombay Darbar brings some new flavor (Indian) to Las Olas," 13 June 2019 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

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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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