Cardamom Pods, Green


Whole Cardamom pods are best used in recipes with some sort of liquid for the Cardamom to infuse. The pods that encase Cardamom seeds have little flavor on their own, but they are a handy way to keep the seeds contained. Crushing the Cardamom pod slightly helps expose the aromatic seeds inside. The pods may be removed from the dish before serving, or you can just eat around them.

Cardamom is intensely aromatic, sweet, complex, spicy. Cardamom, a spice that appears throughout classical Indian cuisine is also used extensively in the Middle East to flavor coffee and it often appears in Scandinavian breads.