A spice mixture used in Indian cooking.
- 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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