Garam-masala meaning

gä-räm
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.
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A hot spice mixture, usually of ground coriander, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and pepper, used in Indian cooking.
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A mixture of spices used in Indian dishes, such as coriander, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, and chillis.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
garam-masala
Plural:
garam-masalas

Origin of garam-masala

  • Urdu garm maṭāliḥ, garam masālā hot spices garm, garam hot, burning (from Persian garm) (from Middle Persian) (from Old Persian garma-) (in garmapada entrance of the heat, month name gwher- in Indo-European roots) maṭāliḥ, masālā ingredients, mixture of spices masala

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hindi, garam masala meaning hot spices.

    From Wiktionary