Definition of garam masala in English:

garam masala

Line breaks: garam ma¦sala
Pronunciation: /ˌgʌrəm məˈsɑːlə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A spice mixture used in Indian cookery.
    More 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.

Origin

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

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