Cardamom Powder

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 12
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Raw Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • Cardamom (Ilaichi)

How to Make Cardamom Powder

  • Remove the lump of blackish seeds from the cardamom
  • Grind them to a powder.
  • The skins are either discarded or mixed into tea leaves, to give a faint fragrance in the tea.
  • Though this is a wonderful way to use the skins, if one has a large quantity, then it is liable to go waste.
  • In my method, I grind the cardamom pods, skin and all to get cardamom powder. Roast the pods a bit, either on a warm griddly or in the microwave till just about crisp. Cool a bit, and then grind pods to get a fine powder. Sieve through a fine sieve. Transfer residual waste back to the grinder, add more pods and grind. Similarly finish with all cardamom. Store in a tight lidded clean sterile airtight jar.