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Definition of Mississippi Masala

Mississippi Masala

noun - uncountable

  • Sexual relationship between an Indo-Aryan female and a North American Black male (African-American or Afro-Caribbean).

    Derived from the far more controversial term 'Malabar Masala', and based on the Lower Mississippi Valley symbolising North American Black people.

    Mira Nair's film 'Mississippi Masala' (1991) starring Sarita Choudhury and Denzel Washington popularised the term, but did NOT originate it. Mississippi Masala is also the theme of Gurinder Chadha's 'Bhaji on the Beach' (1993), of Milan Luthria's 'Hattrick' (2007), and of the TV series ER (2003-9) starring Parminder Nagra and Mekhi Phifer.

    Famous real-life examples of Mississippi Masala include Bollywood actress Neena Gupta and West Indies cricketer Viv Richards; supermodel Padma Lakshmi's mother and her Afro-Caribbean boyfriend; and Hindi starlet Manisha Koirala and her Nigerian boyfriend Cecil Anthony.
    "Mississippi Masala ... Desi girls that date Black guys" -- A Dash of Desi, 5 Jun 2005. RateDesi.com
    There's a lot of Mississippi Masala in that neighbourhood - I've seen many Desi girls there have Black Caribbean boyfriends.
    There's some Mississippi Masala going on right in that house - the mother has a secret Black American lover!

    Last edited on Mar 26 2013. Submitted by Oliver Spencer Dickenson from Westminster, London, UK on Mar 05 2012.

  • North Indian cuisine that is influenced by Southern Black cooking.
    That Mississippi Masala is just the right mix of Mughlai Biryani and Soul Food!
    You should mix that Chicken Tikka Masala with Black cuisine from Dixie to make some tasty Mississippi Masala!

    Last edited on Mar 26 2013. Submitted by Oliver Spencer Dickenson from Westminster, London, UK on Mar 05 2012.

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Definitions include: Sexual relationship between a fair Caucasoid Indo-Aryan female and a Black Dalit-Dravidian male. Derived from the culinary term of the same name below, and often abbreviated as 'Mallu Masala'.

Other terms relating to 'mississippi':

Definitions include: A very large penis.

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