tikka

1

adjective

(immediately postpositive) Indian cookery (of meat, esp chicken or lamb) marinated in spices then dry-roasted, usu. in a clay oven

tikka

2

tika

noun

another word for tilak
the act of marking a tikka on the forehead

Word Origin for tikka

from Hindi tika, Punjabi tikka spot, mark
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Contemporary Examples of tikka

  • Pad Thai, coconut soup, tikka masala, curried goat, sashimi, and crudo.

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