One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Chilli peppers or chilli powder.
- ‘If you are unlucky to bite a full bodied one head on, you can might as well have mirch masala for dessert.’
- ‘It was Chinese but had a lot of mirch masala, suited to our pallets.’
- ‘Meat items like gushtaba, rishta, roghan josh, tabaq maz, qorma, kabab mirch chetni, abgosh are prepared.’
- ‘Finally, the making of a biryani is an art and should not be attempted by someone who has no idea how much loon and mirch is acceptable.’
From Hindi mirc ‘pepper, chilli’.
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