Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Cardamom Brown

English Name: Cardamom Brown
Common Indian Name (Hindi): Badi Ilaichi

  • Black cardamom, also known as brown cardamom, is a plant in the family Zingiberaceae. The pods are used as a spice, in a manner similar to the green Indian cardamom pods. Its seed pods have a strong, smoky, camphor-like flavor.
  • Unlike green cardamom, this spice is rarely used in sweet dishes. Its smoky flavor and aroma derive from traditional methods of drying over open flames.
  • In India and Pakistan, black cardamom seeds are often an important component of the Indo-Pak spice mixture garam masala.
  • Black cardamom is also commonly used in savory dal and rice dishes.
  • In Chinese medicines, tsao-ko is used to treat stomach disorders and malaria.
  • It is a common ingredient in Indian cooking, and is often used in baking in Nordic countries.

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