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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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 Thread the chicken pieces onto skewers, season with a little more garam masala or fenugreek, if desired. Andreas Viestad, charlotteobserver, "Yes, someone actually invented India’s 2 favorites, tandoori and butter chicken | Charlotte Observer," 7 Feb. 2018 Add the garlic, garam masala, chile, cayenne (if using), turmeric and tomato paste and cook for 40 seconds while stirring. Nik Sharma, San Francisco Chronicle, "A Brown Kitchen: Savory Lamb Swirl Buns," 16 Mar. 2018 In a small bowl, combine the garam masala, cumin, and cardamom. Sprinkle the mixture lightly to season the fried chicken. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Chic Chefs Share Super Bowl Recipes That Will Elevate Your Sunday Game," 31 Jan. 2018 Combine the chicken meat with lime juice, chili powder, garam masala, salt, yogurt, garlic and ginger in a mixing bowl, then spread evenly over the baking sheet. Andreas Viestad, charlotteobserver, "Yes, someone actually invented India’s 2 favorites, tandoori and butter chicken | Charlotte Observer," 7 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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