- Candy Jun 10, 2014 10:46 AM
I'm cleaning and reorganizing my spice and herb cupboard. I just found that I have 3 full bottles of ground cardamom. Probably enough to last me a life time. Does anyone have recipe suggestions to help me use it up?
The cardamom coffee cake from Moosewood is amazing .
Cardamom is nice with roasted carrots along with cumin.
I use it in curries.
But if it is old chuck it.
Naturally, as a main component in curry and pastry.
My favorite use is a tablespoon of it with diced onion, smashed garlic, ground cloves, black pepper, and salt. Cook mixture in a stick of butter, let cool, and marinade a cut up chicken in it for a day or so.
Pour into baking dish and cook uncovered in the oven.
Serve with white rice and veggie of choice. I always like summer squash with the sauce.
Ground cardamon degrades pretty quickly. How long have those bottles been in there, and have they been opened?
My Bombay Kitchen, a recent COTM has a cardamon cake that people have been raving about.
Delicious in oatmeal.
There were a few threads on cardamom in the last few years that have many more suggestions.
You will find that most things only call for a Tablespoon at most. If any of the Bottles are still sealed leave them that way and make sure they are in a dark and cool Environment
As stated many Indian (sweet and savory) and Scandinavian Recipes use Cardamom.
I make an instant chai mix (keeps for ages in a jar in the freezer--just scoop out with spoon as needed). Mix 1 tbsp of cardamom, 1 tbsp ground ginger, a pinch or two allspice and ground cloves into a can of condensed milk (mixing in a jar is easier). Add a spoonful to hot black tea = instant chai!!!
I always sprinkle on a little ground cardamom on my baked apples (along with cinnamon and nutmeg). I use it in a lot of quick breads and sweets like pancakes, too.
Follow-up question - does anyone know the conversion between cardamom pods and ground cardamom? My curry recipe calls for a certain # of pods, but I have ground cardamom on hand for baked goods so I always just throw in a half a teaspoon and cross my fingers.