garam masala

[ guhr-uhm muh-sah-luh, guh-rahm ]
/ ˈgʌr əm məˈsɑ lə, gəˈrɑm /

noun

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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Origin of garam masala

First recorded in 1950–55; from Urdu garam masālā, literally, “hot spices”

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British Dictionary definitions for garam masala

garam masala
/ (ˈɡɑːrəm mɑːˈsɑːlə) /

noun

an aromatic mixture of spices, extensively used in curries

Word Origin for garam masala

from Hindi
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