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tik·ka 1

Any of various traditional marks or ornaments worn on the forehead in South Asia, especially:
a. A pendant attached by a chain so as to hang from the parting of the hair to the middle of the forehead, worn especially by Hindu brides.
b. A bindi.

[From Hindi ṭīkā and Punjabi ṭikkā, both from Middle Indic *ṭikka; perhaps akin to Sanskrit tilaḥ, sesame seed, mole, and tilakaḥ, freckle, mark made on the forehead.]

tik·ka 2

A South Asian dish consisting of pieces of chicken or other meat marinated in yogurt and spices and cooked on a skewer.

[Hindi and Urdu tikkā, small piece of meat, from Persian tikka, bit, small piece.]
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(Cookery) (immediately postpositive) Indian cookery (of meat, esp chicken or lamb) marinated in spices then dry-roasted, usually in a clay oven


(ˈtiːkə) or


1. (Hinduism) another word for tilak
2. (Hinduism) the act of marking a tikka on the forehead
[from Hindi tika, Punjabi tikka spot, mark]
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Chicken tikkas are available, but authentic Afghani tikkas are made with lamb, which is what you want for a real taste of Afghan cuisine.
500g, 2 inch boneless chicken pieces Marinade 4 tablespoons pistachios - soaked in warm water, peeled and ground to a green paste with 2 tablespoons water 1 cup yoghurt - hang for 1/2 hour in a muslin cloth 1 tablespoon ginger paste 1 tablespoon garlic paste Ingredients 1 teaspoon garam masala 1/2 teaspoon black cumin (shah jeera) 1 teaspoon red chilli powder 3 tablespoons cornflour 3 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon salt Basting 3 tablespoons oil Garnish Left over marinade A pinch of saffron soaked in 1 tablespoon of milk 1 teaspoon chopped pistachios Preparation Mix all the ingredients of the marinade and put the chicken pieces (tikkas) in it.
While Tikkas barrels are known for superb accuracy (I'll get to them in a bit), without the right action to support them, those barrels couldn't provide the peak performance they do.
The foundation of any rifle is the action, and Tikkas have a great one.
"But that just one meal can contain so much fat, salt and sugar is truly shocking." The study across 30 towns revealed illegal levels of E numbers in chicken tikkas which are banned in children's food due to links with hyperactivity.
SIALKOT, January 23, 2011 (Frontier Star): People of the city are falling sick due to sale of tikkas and kababs made from unhygienic meat It has been learnt that a large number of people of Sialkot district are suffering from ulcer due to the open sale of tikkas and kababs made from unhygienic meat.
A degree in catering and food inspired her to start experimenting with tikkas and tandoories - the popular Indian flavours - and trying to find a way of preserving them.
She started experimenting with tikkas and tandooris in an attempt to find new ways of preserving them.
Working through its 50-man, nine-rep organization network, Stoeger began offering qualified dealers a special one-time-only deal to purchase five rifles - three Sakos and two Tikkas - at a very special price.
As evident from the name the bread used to make this sandwich is the world famous naan bread and the filling can be as per your choice ranging from chicken tikka, seekh kebab, paneer bhurji, vegetable bharta, aloo subji and much more.
IT IS chicken tikka masala ( CTM) that's been making history.
PESHAWAR, January 02, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Presenting a unique blend of taste and recipe to attract customers especially in winter season, Namak Mandi has become an exceptional food centre, where a visitor can hardly resist the aroma of Balti, locally known as Tikka Karachi to enjoy their favour cuisine.