Definition of masala
: a varying blend of spices used in Indian cooking
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Most of the ingredients in the recipes can be found at area groceries, but some, such as garam masala, an Indian spice mix, may require a trip to an international store. *
And don’t send a busy working parent in the middle of the country on a wild goose chase for garam masala.
The menu changes daily, but the most popular dishes are always on the menu: Spicy chicken vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, tandoori chicken, and chicken with chili garlic.
Skyler Williams, Weihenmayer’s climbing partner, had joined us, and guided him along the buffet line, spooning chicken tikka masala and sag aloo onto his plate.
Sprinkle curry powder and garam masala over and cook, stirring frequently, until very fragrant, about 1 minute.
Order the masala chai and omelet with coriander and tomatoes for breakfast and the chile cheese toast and biriyanis anytime.
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Origin and Etymology of masala
Hindi & Urdu masālā materials, ingredients, spices
First Known Use: 1780See Words from the same year
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