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masala

/mɑːˈsɑːlə/
noun
1.
a mixture of spices ground into a paste, used in Indian cookery
adjective
2.
(Hinglish) spicy; dramatic it was a typical masala film
Word Origin
from Urdu masalah, from Arabic masalih ingredients
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Examples for masala
  • It is often served as masala chai with milk and sugar, and sometimes scented.
Contemporary definitions for masala
noun

a blend of spices used in Indian cuisine, usu. containing black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, nutmeg, and turmeric; also called garam masala

Examples

Every time we go there, he orders chicken tikka masala.

Word Origin

1780

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