garam masala

noun
ga·​ram ma·​sa·​la | \ gä-ˈräm-mə-ˈsä-lə How to pronounce garam masala (audio) \

Definition of garam masala

: a pungent and aromatic mixture of ground spices used in Indian cooking

Examples of garam masala in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stir in the Ginger-Garlic Paste, paprika, cayenne, garam masala and cumin. Dallas News, "Celebrate World Butter Chicken Day with everyone’s favorite Indian dish," 19 Oct. 2020 Add the turmeric, garam masala and cumin seeds and toast for 2 minutes. Richard Vines, Bloomberg.com, "Humble Pie Gets Spicy Makeover With British-Indian Recipe," 26 Sep. 2020 Green chile, garlic, garam masala, ginger, and soy sauce remain the baselines for the distinctive yet familiar flavors. Nayantara Dutta, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Indian Chinese Food Became India's Favorite Cuisine," 17 Sep. 2020 In a large bowl, combine yogurt, garlic, ginger, turmeric, chili powder, biryani or garam masala and salt. cleveland, "How to make a perfect pot of rice in a saucepan, Instant Pot or automatic cooker," 29 June 2020 Staple Indian spices such as turmeric, roasted coriander and roasted cumin are sold along with blends for tandoori, madras curry and garam masala. NBC News, "Order these delicious artisanal Asian snacks for summer," 18 May 2020 Add the garlic, ginger, garam masala, chile powder, turmeric, bay leaves and salt and saute for 2 minutes more. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Oakland chef Bryant Terry brings international flair to vegan recipes," 5 May 2020 Combine yogurt, garlic, ginger, garam masala, turmeric, lemon zest and juice, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a bowl. Erika Dungan And Kate Merker, Country Living, "Marinated Chicken and Onion Kebabs," 2 May 2020 In a second large bowl whisk together the fenugreek, tomato sauce, ginger, garam masala, salt and half the sliced chiles. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Chicken Tikka Masala Casserole," 22 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of garam masala

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for garam masala

Hindi & Urdu garam masālā, literally, hot spices

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Last Updated

27 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Garam masala.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garam%20masala. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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