garam masala

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 The solution is packing the pot with sweet tomato purée, whole spices like cumin seeds and cinnamon sticks, and a healthy scoop of garam masala for good measure. Bon Appétit, 10 Sep. 2021 Whisk together vinegar, tomato paste, garam masala, honey, cayenne, and 2 tablespoons oil in a bowl. Kate Merker, Country Living, 11 Aug. 2021 This quick-cooking dish, simple and fragrant, employs ginger, cumin, turmeric, hot pepper and garam masala. New York Times, 30 July 2021 Add the brown sugar, garlic, ginger, garam masala, turmeric, and 2 teaspoons salt., 2 June 2021 Make the dressing: In a food processor or blender, purée onions, scallions, garlic, ginger, thyme, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, allspice, cloves, garam masala, sugar, a pinch of salt, lime zest and olive oil until smooth. Rashida Holmes, WSJ, 28 Apr. 2021 Or flavor the dish at the end with your favorite spice blend, whether that’s za’atar, garam masala or Cajun-Creole. Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2021 Entrees are ham, filet mignon, lamb, cod and vegan garam masala. Susan Dunne,, 23 Mar. 2021 The $19 meat option could include black pepper curry pork, garam masala chicken, lemongrass chicken or another delectable Jansz specialty. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 22 Feb. 2021

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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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22 Sep 2021

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“Garam masala.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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