garam masala means: Mixture of finely ground cumin, coriander and cloves. Garam masala, which is similar to curry paste, is widely used in Indian cuisine. (in Cooking Dictionary)
What else does garam masala mean?
A mixture of Indian spices that has a deeper flavor than curry. This mixture is never pre-ground and made by Indian chefs. You can add cumin, cinnamon, coriander and cardamom to the mixture. Garam Masala can also be used to add flavor and texture to dishes. (in Cooking Dictionary)
A variety of dried-roasted and ground spices such as cumin, black pepper, cinnamon, coriander seeds, cumin and cloves that are used in South Asian cooking. (in Merlin Dictionary)