tikka masala

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[1970s], borrowed from Hindi टिक्का मसाला (ṭikkā masālā, spicy pieces).

A casserole of mushrooms tikka masala.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌtiːkə məˈsɑːlə/, /ˌtɪkə məˈsɑːlə/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːlə

Adjective[edit]

tikka masala (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly Britain) Of a style of Indian dish in which the main ingredient (such as chicken) is marinated, usually (but not necessarily) cooked in a tandoor and served in a masala sauce.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usually postnominal.
    We're having chicken tikka masala for dinner.

Noun[edit]

tikka masala (plural tikka masalas)

  1. A dish prepared in this manner.

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