Lamb Korma Recipe
Cardamom is a popular flavor in Indian curries, Middle Eastern stews, and Scandinavian baking. These seeds come from green cardamom pods, but have been decorticated making them easy to grind with a spice mill or mortar and pestle. Since cardamom seeds lose flavor quickly once ground, many people prefer to buy whole cardamom seeds and grind only the amount needed for a recipe. Ingredients: Cardamom seeds.
I just baked a spice cake that has one teaspoon of ground cardamom in it. The fragrance is wonderful and with butterscotch frosting, my son claims it is his favorite cake now.
Cardamom, Inner Seeds
I recently had friends over for dinner and made a chicken curry using a tin of Madras curry powder. I was embarrassed to realize that the dish was so bland that we were adding salt to the dish. I determined that my curry powder was umpteen years old! So I ordered about 6 or 7 whole seeds from a recipe in that same cookbook. Made a mixture in my spice grinder and recreated the dish with the Spice House blend. The difference was obvious! Pungent, aromatic flavor…
Making a small batch curry blend is the best way to get compliments!
Grind seeds as needed so the flavor is best. Make my own gluten free lebkuchen. This spice is a must include ingredient.
As one of few people who does not tolerate cinnamon, freshly ground cardamom is a good alternative. Different flavor but robust enough to substitute.
Normally this spice would get stale on my shelf, these seeds give me fresh ground cardamom when I need it, therefore I use it more often.