Tikka (or teeka, teekka) is a type of Indian and Punjabi food. Tikka is derived from the Sankskrit word Tuka (जातुष ) and is adopted in Punjabi and other local languages as well. Tuka in Sankskrit is associated with adhesive material ( just like pieces of meat are stuck together for cooking). It is pronounced [ʈɪkkaː] in Hindi and Punjabi language refers to a piece of meat, such as a cutlet, and the popular dish chicken tikka is made of chicken cutlets in a marinade. A westernised version, chicken tikka masala, a curry, is a widely popular dish in the United Kingdom. The marinade used in the preparation of chicken tikka is also sometimes called tikka; it is made from a mixture of aromatic spices and yogurt. Paneer prepared in a tandoor is also known as paneer tikka.