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  1. a mixture of spices ground into a paste, used in Indian cookery
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  1. Hinglish spicy; dramaticit was a typical masala film
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Word Origin

from Urdu masalah, from Arabic masalih ingredients
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  • Those who take too much of masala are often found to suffer from anaemia, and even from diarrhea.

    A Guide to Health

    Mahatma Gandhi