- A general term for a blended mixture of ground spices, either produced commercially or in the home. Varieties include garam masala, chaat masala and dhansak masala.
- adjective referring to typical form of Hindi filmmaking which combines many different genres (action, romance, comedy etc.) in a single film. The term is Hindi for ‘spices’ or ‘flavours’.
- noun a mixture of spices ground into a paste, used to flavour South Asian dishes, or a dish flavoured with this kind of a paste