Tikka (food)

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Paneer tikka served in a restaurant in Mumbai, India
Course Hors d'oeuvre
Place of origin Iraq, India and Pakistan
Main ingredients Meat, marinade or curry
Cookbook: Tikka  Media: Tikka

Tikka (pronounced [ʈɪkkaː]) is a type of Pakistani food, found predominantly in Punjabi cuisine, and usually served as an appetizer. It is also known as teeka or teekka. "Tikka" refers to a piece of meat, such as a cutlet. The popular dish chicken tikka is made of chicken cutlets in a marinade. Vegetarian varieties are also popular. 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.