masala

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Etymology[edit]

Hindustani मसाला ‎(masālā) / مسالا ‎(masālā, spice(s)), from Persian مصالح ‎(maṣālih, affairs, materials, spices), plural of مصلحت ‎(maṣlahat, affair, policy, best thing to do), both from Arabic, derived from صَلَحَ ‎(ṣalaḥa, be fit, competent, usable).

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Noun[edit]

masala ‎(plural masalas)

  1. Any of many blends of spices used in Indian cuisine, most often containing cardamom, coriander, mace together with pepper, nutmeg, fennel seeds, jeera etc.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The term is often used in the names of individual dishes.

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