Meaning of mirch in English:


Pronunciation /mɪətʃ/


mass nounIndian
  • Chilli peppers or chilli powder.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘It was Chinese but had a lot of mirch masala, suited to our pallets.’
    • ‘If you are unlucky to bite a full bodied one head on, you can might as well have mirch masala for dessert.’
    • ‘Meat items like gushtaba, rishta, roghan josh, tabaq maz, qorma, kabab mirch chetni, abgosh are prepared.’


From Hindi mirc ‘pepper, chilli’.