General English


  • Any cubed or sliced food especially meat and vegetables impaled on a skewer or brochette and cooked under the grill, over a barbecue or in a tandoori oven until lightly charred on the outside. If meat, often tenderized by marinating with an acid-based marinade and basted whilst cooking. Usually served on or off the skewer with rice and salad.


  • noun a dish of pieces of meat, fish or vegetables stuck on a skewer and cooked over a charcoal grill