The saying, a little goes a long way, applies fittingly when it comes to using cardamom in cooking. Whether in the form of a pod, seed, or grounded up, cardamom have citrus and sweet notes, as well as menthol and floral undertones. It often complements other spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and other aromatic spices. It’s also the third largest most expensive spice after saffron and vanilla. It’s popular with the Swedish, South Asians, and Middle Eastern who love using it in sweet and savoury dishes, as well as coffee and tea.
Three recipe ideas using cardamom:
- Swedish cardamom rolls by Fix Feast Flair
- Murgh Masala by Journey Kitchen
- Cardamom and vanilla coffee cocktail by Offbeat and Inspired