One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A mixture of ground spices including chilli, used in Indian cooking.‘I cannot eat my food without mirch masala’
- 1.1usually with modifier An Indian dish flavoured with ground spices including chilli.‘next time I aim to try the volcanic lamb mirch masala’
- 1.2Indian Elements providing interest or excitement.‘the overuse of breaking news and mirch masala in the media’‘if there is no mirch masala in everyone's life, there is no fun’
- 1.1usually with modifier An Indian dish flavoured with ground spices including chilli.
From Hindi mirc masālā (see mirch and masala).
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