masala

noun
ma·sa·la | \mä-ˈsä-lä, -lə, mə-\

Definition of masala 

: a varying blend of spices used in Indian cooking

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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 That changed the day the class prepared chana masala, an Indian stewed chickpea dish. Anya Van Wagtendonk, Philly.com, "For these immigrants, flipping pancakes and learning English go hand-in-hand," 12 July 2018 Tucked away on Adeline Street near 47th Street, the Emeryville shop wasn’t glitzy or high-end, instead featuring dishes like tikka masala mac and cheese and Indian Neapolitan-style pizzas. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Preeti Mistry’s Navi Kitchen quietly closes in Emeryville," 2 July 2018 On the two-and-a-half-hour excursion, participants get a taste of numerous cuisines from around the world: chicken tikka masala, smoked barbecue, Mexican street tacos, smoked Alaskan king salmon and more. Roxana A. Soto, USA TODAY, "Sample regional flavors with culinary experts," 30 June 2018 Meals run the gamut from vegan-friendly coconut chana masala to Paleoats, which contain no real oats and are therefore paleo-approved. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, "This Is the Golden Age of Backpacking Food," 27 June 2018 The itinerary ventures beyond the masala dosas and veggie samosas of the high street cafes and includes vegan cooking classes and visits to iconic sites like the Taj Mahal. Diane Daniel, BostonGlobe.com, "Intrepid Travel launches vegan tours," 26 June 2018 Rosenthal’s order: pani puri, butter chicken, Afghani seekh kabob, Frankie Indian street wrap, Malai chicken tikka Frankie Indian street wrap, papadum and chutneys, heirloom tomato and caramelized pineapple salad and Goan prawn masala. Jenn Harris, latimes.com, "Phil Rosenthal's L.A. food crawl: Six spots to try," 29 June 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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