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  1. masala(Noun)

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

  2. Origin: Hindustani मसाला / (masālā) "spice(s)", from Persian (maṣālih) "affairs, materials, spices", plural of (maṣlahat) "affair, policy, best thing to do", both from Arabic, derived from (ṣálaḥa) "be fit, competent, usable".

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  1. Masala

    Masala or massala, is a term used in South Asian cuisines to mostly describe a mixture of spices. A masala can either be a combination of dried spices, or a paste made from a mixture of spices and other ingredients—often garlic, ginger, onions and chilli paste. Masalas are used extensively in Indian cuisine to add spice and flavor.

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  1. Masala

    Masala Inc. offers online social networking services and is based in San Francisco, California.

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