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?

  • Posted by: lloreen
  • November 18, 2011
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5 Comments

rmullins February 22, 2018
Add a couple of black cardamom pods to your morning grind for a smokey nuance. Pairs well with bacon and eggs.

Green cardamom works too and adds a light herb-y fragrance.

Pre-ground works but you may need to add a bit more since cardamom loses it's power quickly after grinding.
 
AntoniaJames November 18, 2011
Here's an excellent recipe using black cardamom: http://www.food52.com/recipes/9250_fragrant_braised_chicken
;o)
 
Panfusine November 18, 2011
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..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_cardamom
 
mrscorkhoarder November 18, 2011
check out Aliya LeeKong's blog.. http://www.aliyaleekong.com/black-cardamom/ she is always talking about unique spices/etc and what to do with them. there is the link for black cardamom!
 
Greenstuff November 18, 2011
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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