Definition of tikka in English:

tikka

noun

  • usually with modifier An Indian dish of small pieces of meat or vegetables marinated in a spice mixture.

    • ‘These days, chicken tikka masala and rogan josh are as much a part of British life as fish and chips.’
    • ‘Chatting over Indian samosas and chicken tikka, she seems candid, confident, light-hearted and completely disarming.’
    • ‘Chicken tikka, lamb tikka, tandoori chicken, prawns and mushrooms were dotted around a thick curry sauce that also featured fresh fried garlic, onions, green peppers and medium spices.’
    • ‘I've just opened four books on food and wine matching at random to see what they recommend with chicken tikka masala, allegedly the UK's favourite dish.’
    • ‘I went for the Tandoori Night Special - a mix of Balti chicken and meat tikka, cooked with prawns.’
    • ‘Statistics show Britain's favourite foods include beef lasagne, chicken tikka masala and pizza.’
    • ‘The five meals tested were cheese and tomato pizza, chicken tikka masala, steak and kidney pie, quiche lorraine and beef lasagne.’
    • ‘The price of the meals was just under £6 and consisted of one chicken korma, one chicken tikka, two naan breads, two onion bhajis and two generous servings of pilau rice.’
    • ‘My recipe for today is for chicken tikka, not to be confused with chicken tikka masala.’
    • ‘A slick of oil sits on top of our national dish, the chicken tikka masala.’
    • ‘Going for chicken tikka masala, I was rewarded with deliciously cooked meat in a sauce full of flavour and fresh vegetables.’
    • ‘They have invented a repertoire of dishes such as tikka masala that you will only find in the UK.’
    • ‘The UK's favourite food has changed from fish and chips to chicken tikka masala - an Anglo-Indian hybrid.’
    • ‘Brett cooked a lovely lamb tikka masala for dinner and our Christmas began.’
    • ‘Chicken tikka masala has replaced roast beef and Yorkshire pudding as the country's favourite dish.’
    • ‘He had chicken tikka massala and I had rogan josh with Bombay duck; instead of wine, we had beer.’
    • ‘It once won a national award for its chicken tikka masala.’
    • ‘Today chicken tikka masala is said to be the most popular dish in ye olde England.’
    • ‘Cabin staff claimed it was coincidence that the dish of the day was chicken tikka masala.’
    • ‘In much the same way as chicken tikka masala suddenly appeared on every Indian takeaway menu, so it was with certain items in fish and chip shops.’

Origin

From Punjabi ṭikkā.

Pronunciation

tikka

/ˈtikə/