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garam masala Syllabification: ga·ram ma·sa·la
Pronunciation: /ˌɡärəm məˈsälə/

Definition of garam masala in English:


A spice mixture used in Indian cooking.
Example sentences
  • Cumin is an ingredient of the Iranian spice mixture advieh; the Afghan char masala, the Indian garam masala and other curry powders.
  • Yet the spices used are all familiar to us: curry leaf, fenugreek, cumin, cardamom, turmeric, coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, black peppercorn, garam masala, dried chilies, ginger and garlic.
  • Then add the cashew nut, ginger garlic, coriander, cumin, garam masala, green chilli and the coriander pastes.


From Urdu garam maṣālaḥ, from garam 'hot, pungent' + maṣālaḥ 'spice'.

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