/ (mɑːˈsɑːlə) /


a mixture of spices ground into a paste, used in Indian cookery


Hinglish spicy; dramaticit was a typical masala film

Word Origin for masala

from Urdu masalah, from Arabic masalih ingredients
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Examples from the Web for masala

  • There is a sort of alchemy of the masala in some ways, and that journey is parallel to the emotional journey he takes.

    Today's Special Spices Up the Big Screen|Shefali Kulkarni|November 23, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • But Anupama Chopra says the show lacks the color, music, or masala to rival Slumdog Millionaire.

    Slumdog Comedian|Anupama Chopra|August 4, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • Those who take too much of masala are often found to suffer from anaemia, and even from diarrhea.

    A Guide to Health|Mahatma Gandhi