- Hindustani मसाला / مسالا (masālā) "spice(s)", from Persian مصالح (maṣālih) "affairs, materials, spices", plural of مصلحت (maṣlahat) "affair, policy, best thing to do", both from Arabic, derived from صلح (ṣálaḥa) "be fit, competent, usable". (Wiktionary)
“Chicken tikka masala is a good gateway curry (literally, it was invented in England as a more mild, creamyoption for the British palate.) Good luck and godspeed.”
“Chicken tikka masala is basically a marinated chicken chunks in a tomatoey/creamy yogurty sauce with spices.”
“As Zach mentioned, chicken tikka masala is definitely the gateway curry for Indian food novices, and Minar has a serviceable one.”
“For despite its majestic name, the Kitchen King masala is best suited as a multipurpose masala that is best used for throwing together tasty and impromptu dishes for everyday meals for us commoners.”
“MTR's bisibele masala is extremely flavorful and authentic (to the extent that I am able to recognize authenticity of Kannada dishes, at any rate).”
“And even garam masala is now available in many of the better food stores such as Whole Foods and spice markets such as Penzey's as well as Indian stores and International stores everywhere.”
“Chaat masala is a store-bought mixture of all those tangy spices that go into chaats, and it gives the tikkis some extra oomph.”
“The liberal use of garam masala is the hallmark of Punjabi cuisine.”
“The chicken tikka masala is wonderful, as is the dal.”
“The pav bhaaji masala is optional just for the extra taste.”
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