garam masala

[guhr-uh m muh-sah-luh]
noun
  1. an aromatic mixture of ground spices used in Indian cookery, usually containing black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, nutmeg, and turmeric.
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British Dictionary definitions for garam masala

garam masala

noun
  1. an aromatic mixture of spices, extensively used in curries

Word Origin for garam masala

from Hindi
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