Masala vs Marsala
Masala is often misunderstood to be Marsala. One is a city in Sicily with a very good wine, and Masala couldn’t be anything farther away from wine. Masala means essentially ‘mixture’ and as is the case with much of Indian cuisine, Masalas play a very key role. For instance, Garam Masala is probably the most well-known of the masalas and is a mixture of peppercorns, cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, coriander, cardamom, mace and cloves.