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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Contemporary Examples of masala

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

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    Today's Special Spices Up the Big Screen

    Shefali Kulkarni

    November 23, 2010

  • But Anupama Chopra says the show lacks the color, music, or masala to rival Slumdog Millionaire.

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    Slumdog Comedian

    Anupama Chopra

    August 4, 2009

Historical Examples of masala

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

    A Guide to Health

    Mahatma Gandhi