Cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
₹149.00 – ₹2,980.00
Badi Elaichi, also known as Black Cardamom is a spice crop cultivated in central Himalayan and north-eastern region of India. It is a well known spice that has been used in many Ayurvedic preparations from ancient times due to its great medicinal value. It improves your immunity to oral health to digestion, it is also rich in antiseptic and antibacterial properties as well.
|Basic Preparation||Prior to adding to any recipe, remove seeds from the Cardamom Pods and grind the seeds. For tea infusions, simply place crushed pods and seeds in a cheesecloth bag.|
|Recommended Applications||Use Whole Black Cardamom mixed with bitter greens, green curry for chicken, lentils, rice or grind up for a dry rub for braised meats.|
|Taste & Aroma||Citrus, Pungent, Smoky, Warm & Earthy|
|Cuisine||Asian, Indian, Indonesian, North African, Scandinavian|
|Handling / Storage||To be stored in a cool, dry place.|
|Shelf Life||3 years|
|Country of Origin||India|
|Dietary Preferences||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
|Allergen Information||None Specified|
Black cardamom is a small herb with strong aromatic fragrances and can be availed in two varieties – ‘black cardamom’ and ‘green cardamom’. Black cardamom or hill cardamom is the most popular species among these two. It is widely used in cooking for its unique taste and powerful flavor. Black Cardamom is also known as ‘Kali Elaichi’ in Hindi, ‘Nalla Elakulu’ in Telugu, ‘Karupu Elakkai’ in Tamil, ‘Karutta Elakka’ in Malayalam, ‘Kari Elakki’ in Kannada, ‘Badi ilaychi’ in Gujarati, ‘Masalyaci Velci’ in Marathi, and ‘Baro Elaca’ in Bengali.
Black cardamom pods are rougher than green cardamom. In fact, you might call the flavor downright abrasive at times. This rugged quality is what makes it so delightful in rubs and spice blends such as garam masala or when added to rustic Indian goat stews packed with ginger, black pepper, and chiles. Whole cardamom is also is used in pickling and charcuterie, and it has a fondness for buttery pound cakes and chocolate desserts.
Black cardamom is grown throughout India, Guatemala and Vietnam. At first, it was seen as a poor substitute for green cardamom, but recently (in the last two to three thousand years, which is recent for spices) it has become valued for its own flavor.
|Dimensions||13 × 13 × 13 cm|
1 kg., 100 gm, 50 gm., 500 gm.
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