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How can I use black cardamon pods?

I brought back some large black cardamon from Vietnam. They are about the size of a walnut and very fragrant, though much stronger and smokier than green pods. I know they can be used for broth, but how else? Can I somehow grind them for a spice mixture? If so, how do I do that?

asked by lloreen almost 5 years ago
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Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

added almost 5 years ago

Most of the recipes I've seen for black cardamom are long-cooked stews and curries. The pods are kept whole and removed at the end.

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added almost 5 years ago

check out Aliya LeeKong's blog.. http://www.aliyaleekong... she is always talking about unique spices/etc and what to do with them. there is the link for black cardamom!

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added almost 5 years ago

With greenstuff, I add them to lentils while cooking them, & toss it out after the dish is finished. they're kind of hard to crack to get at the seeds..

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AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added almost 5 years ago

Here's an excellent recipe using black cardamom: http://www.food52.com/recipes...