Green Cardamom Cooking Ideas

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Cooking Tips
  • Green cardamom has a strong flavour so a little does go a long way.
  • Use in homemade curries to balance spiciness of fresh chillies.  
  • Gently crush pods and add to hot drinks like tea, coffee & mulled wine. Be sure to strain or use in muslin bag if you don't want bits in the bottom.
  • Grind pods to a fine powder and stir through baking mixture before putting in the oven. 
    Recipe ideas using green cardamom
      Green Cardamom Flavour Pairings
      • Spice flavour profile

      Green cardamom is a warm spice meaning it is between spicy and sweet. It has a strong, complex flavour that is floral & a little spicy while also being citrussy and a bit sweet.   

      • Food pairings

      Cardamom goes well with fruits like apples, pears and even citrus like oranges. It's natural sweetness helps elevate starchy veg like potatoes. Yoghurt acts as a good medium for the flavour to diffuse through.

      • Spice Pairings

      Cardamom is a common component in curry powders alongside turmeric, cumin, coriander, chilli powder and the closely related black cardamom. It also pairs well with strong flavours like juniper & caraway.

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