World English Dictionary
masala (mɑːˈsɑːlə)
1.  a mixture of spices ground into a paste, used in Indian cookery
2.  (Hinglish) spicy; dramatic: it was a typical masala film
[from Urdu masalah, from Arabic masalih ingredients]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source's 21st Century Lexicon
Main Entry:  masala
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a blend of spices used in Indian cuisine, usu. containing black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, nutmeg, and turmeric; also called garam masala
Example:  Every time we go there, he orders chicken tikka masala.
Etymology:  1780's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014, LLC
Cite This Source
Example sentences for masala
It is often served as masala chai with milk and sugar, and sometimes scented.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature