garam masalaga·ram· masala
a hot spice mixture, usually of ground coriander, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and pepper, used in Indian cooking
Origin of garam masalaHindi and amp; Urdu, literally , hot spices: see masala
Any of various blends of dry-roasted, ground spices, such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander seed, cumin, and cloves, used in South Asian cuisine.
Origin of garam masalaUrdu garm ma&slowdot;&amacron;li&hlowdot;, garam mas&amacron;l&amacron;, hot spices : garm, garam, hot, burning (from Persian garm, from Middle Persian, from Old Persian garma-, in garmapada, entrance of the heat, month name; see gwher- in Indo-European roots) + ma&slowdot;&amacron;li&hlowdot;, mas&amacron;l&amacron;, ingredients, mixture of spices; see masala.
(plural garam masalas)