Cardamom is a spice made from seed pods – the most common of which have a papery green skin. Cardamom is highly aromatic and prized around the world. It’s the third most expensive spice (only eclipsed by saffron and vanilla).
It’s unique, strong flavor is both sweet and spicy, making it an ideal ingredient for both sweet and savory dishes.
How Do You Use Cardamom?
Cardamom is a common ingredient in many cuisines. It’s used heavily in Indian cooking in dals, masala chai, and several desserts. It’s used in Scandinavian baking, in Middle Eastern cuisine (often in coffee), in Korean tea, and in several aromatic bitters blends.
Recipes with Cardamom
Cardamom can be used in a variety of ways. Here are some of our favorite dishes that use cardamom spice and cardamom pods.
- Baked Apples with Oatmeal – a delicious dessert recipe – the spices, oats, nuts, and sugar combine for a delicious filling, and the apples become even sweeter while they bake.
- Mango Lassi – ready in just a few minutes, only takes 4 ingredients, and best of all – this recipe is vegan
- Rose Apple Tart Recipe – a delicious way to celebrate apple season! This recipe is beautifully spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom.
Where to Buy Cardamom
If you’d like to buy it on Amazon, we recommend Simply Organic’s Cardamom.