Tikka – a word which originally refers to the chunks of meat in the dish, not to the marinade or the sauce.┬áThis latter misconception is so widespread in the UK that the standard definition had to be altered. This happens quite a lot; if enough people are getting it wrong, it eventually becomes right.┬áTechnically, some might also argue that true tikka should be boneless, but we are cooking these cutlets on the bone to help retain a bit more moisture in the meat.