ga·ram masala (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.
[Urdu garm maṣāliḥ, 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; see gwher- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + maṣāliḥ, masālā, ingredients, mixture of spices; see MASALA.]
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