garam masala

ga·​ram ma·​sa·​la | \ gä-ˈräm-mə-ˈsä-lə \

Definition of garam masala

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

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India simmers garbanzo beans in coriander, onion, and garam masala in the popular Chana Masala. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Are Chickpeas the New Chic Peas?," 7 Dec. 2018 In a small bowl, mix together garam masala, red chili flakes, and salt. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "Here's How a Registered Dietitian Meal Preps for Her Whole Family For a Week," 5 Aug. 2018 This is where lamb offal turns transcendent, as grill man Shoukat Ali, who’s been at it for 17 years, chops heart, liver, and other bits into an incredible stew scented with garlic, onion, chile, and garam masala. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "Andrew Zimmern's Back-Alley Tour of Dubai Dining," 18 Oct. 2018 Makes: 8 fillets 8 salmon fillets 1 lemon 1 tsp garam masala1 tsp red chili flakes 1/2 tsp salt Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "Here's How a Registered Dietitian Meal Preps for Her Whole Family For a Week," 5 Aug. 2018 Other spices to consider: garlic powder, turmeric (for color and earthy flavor), ginger and garam masala, a favorite of Bran-Leis’s. Becky Krystal, charlotteobserver, "Here’s how to skip the jar and make a fresh salsa that’s right for you," 1 May 2018 Some, like the cinnamon and cloves in the garam masala, were familiar, but used in unexpected ways. Elena Levitan,, "Chicken Tikka Masala blended spices, ingredients in surprising, delicious ways," 19 Apr. 2018 Its exotic whisper of garam masala, balanced by the berry’s sweetness and a tart squirt of lemon, is the magic touch that lifts a simple fresh-roasted turkey sandwich to something special. Craig Laban,, "Middle Child a bright new player in luncheonette revival," 25 May 2018 Lower heat to medium and stir in turmeric powder, chile powder, coriander, cumin, garam masala, black pepper and salt. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Spice savvy: These 7 trendy seasonings will add pizzazz to your cooking," 27 Feb. 2018

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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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