ma·​sa·​la | \ mä-ˈsä-lä How to pronounce masala (audio) , -lə, mə-\

Definition of masala

: a varying blend of spices used in Indian cooking

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Makes: 4 chicken breasts 1 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp tandoori masala1 lemon 4 chicken breasts Directions In a large resealable bag, mix together all marinade ingredients. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "Here's How a Registered Dietitian Meal Preps for Her Whole Family For a Week," 5 Aug. 2018 In a large bowl, mix together chopped eggplants, tandoori masala, and oil. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "I'm a Registered Dietitian and Here's What I Learned Going Vegan for a Week," 25 Nov. 2018 People notes that for the palace event, Markle and her mother made a meal of coconut chicken curry, aubergine masala, and chapatis with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen. Devon Elizabeth, Glamour, "Meghan Markle Just Took Her Mom to Her First Royal Engagement," 20 Sep. 2018 Add mutton masala, coriander and remaining 2 tablespoons red chile powder. Max Falkowitz, WSJ, "Flake News: Fresh Coconut Is Delicious," 23 Nov. 2018 People notes that for the palace event, Meghan and her mother made a meal of coconut chicken curry, aubergine masala, and chapatis with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen. Devon Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "It's Doria Ragland's first royal engagement.," 20 Sep. 2018 The Duchess of Sussex reportedly helped cook tonight's menu of homemade coconut chicken curry, aubergine (that's eggplant, for those of us in the States) masala, dips to share, and caramelized plum upside-down cake for dessert. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Was Cooking in Heels at the Launch of the Together Cookbook," 20 Sep. 2018 Or steel pans of colorful bindhi masala that elevated okra to a savory main dish or reliable tarka dal that turned lentils into a smooth celebration of cumin and ginger. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: India Oven brings the heat on West Avenue," 12 July 2018 Milk in India is distributed through millions of tiny store fronts, roadside stalls and home delivery men who sell it in milky masala tea, baked into sweets or simply as raw milk. Bill Spindle, WSJ, "A Milk Startup Takes On 300 Million Cows," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of masala

1780, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for masala

Hindi & Urdu masālā materials, ingredients, spices

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