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Any of various mixtures of spices that are used in South Asian cuisine.

[Hindi and Urdu maṣāliḥ, masālā, ingredients, mixture of spices, from Persian masāleḥ, from Arabic maṣāliḥ, pl. of maṣlaha, benefit, from ṣalaḥa, to be good; see ṣlḥ in Semitic roots.]


(Cookery) a mixture of spices ground into a paste, used in Indian cookery
Hinglish spicy; dramatic: it was a typical masala film.
[from Urdu masalah, from Arabic masalih ingredients]
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In the desert state of Rajasthan, I interviewed one of the most famous members of the vanishing royals of India, in the '80s, I had masala chad that tasted like it could have won a Michelin star.
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Along with his Masala, I regularly choose Tikka Zulfrazy (with peppers) and Bhuna (with tomatoes), not to mention the Tarka (it's a little 'otter than the others), while my wife's new favourite is the Chicken Dahl (with lentils) and the old favourite Dansak (with pineapple).
Marks & Spencer Count On Us Chicken Tikka Masala, pounds 2.
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Add the vegetable tikka masala, chick peas and potatoes and simmer gently for 10 minutes.