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Black Cardamom – India

Black Cardamom – India

Price: $10.50 USD
From:India
Weight:35 g / 1.2 oz
Packaging:Metal tin
Other names:Cardamomum amomum, Bengal cardamom, Brown cardamom, Large cardamom, Winged cardamom, Hill cardamom, Kali elaichi
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An eccentric spice. The camphor fragrance of Black Indian Cardamom is subtler than the green variety. However, its distinct earthy taste is much stronger than Green Cardamom. Black and Green Cardamom therefore cannot be substituted for each other.

Our Black Cardamom pods are dried over a slow fire, giving their camphor-like seeds a smoky aroma. The seed pod, a hard outer shell that resemble dried crickets, may be the least savoury feature of this spice. With a mortar and pestle, simply pound and peel the shells to release the moist, aromatic seeds within.

Black Indian Cardamom is used in many savoury north Indian dishes like chicken tikka and lamb curries.

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