Definition of tikka in English:

tikka

Syllabification: tik·ka
Pronunciation: /ˈtikə, ˈtē-
 
/

noun

[usually with modifier]
  • An Indian dish of small pieces of meat or vegetables marinated in a spice mixture.
    More example sentences
    • A slick of oil sits on top of our national dish, the chicken tikka masala.
    • The five meals tested were cheese and tomato pizza, chicken tikka masala, steak and kidney pie, quiche lorraine and beef lasagne.
    • Statistics show Britain's favourite foods include beef lasagne, chicken tikka masala and pizza.

Origin

from Punjabi ṭikkā.

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