masala

noun
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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Drinks: Add bottomless mimosas ($13) or try a bloody mary spiced with chaat masala ($12). Samantha Nelson, chicagotribune.com, "13 new summer brunches in Chicago," 17 June 2019 The food at Bombay is straightforward and traditional, with basic (and good) renditions of Indian standards such as vegetable samosas ($4.95) and chicken tikka masala ($17.95). Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: Bombay Darbar brings some new flavor (Indian) to Las Olas," 13 June 2019 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

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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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