Warm and sweet, with a complex flavour, cardamom powder is a versatile addition to your spice collection. This spice can be used in a variety of dishes and beverages. In savoury dishes, it adds an added depth in taste and aroma. In sweet dishes - especially baked goods - it creates warmth without overpowering other ingredients. Keep reading to find out how you can use cardamom powder to enhance your food and drinks.

How to Use Cardamom Powder

There are a few different ways that cardamom powder can be used, including the following:

1/ Beverages

Cardamom tea is popular in many Indian and Middle Eastern cultures. It is also used in the West. The unique spicy, minty, zesty taste makes it a flavoursome and aromatic choice in teas. Add to your favourite loose Ceylon tea or to Rooibos tea to get all the flavour of this spice. You can also use this in a home-made chai tea blend along with cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The spice can even be used in coffee for an added burst of flavour.

2/ Savoury Meals

In savoury dishes, cardamom is equally versatile. The spice can be used in curries of all types, from mild vegetable curries to stronger chicken, seafood or meat curries. It works well in soups and stews, pairing well with other spices such as turmeric, ground coriander, cumin, and garlic. Use in home-made burgers, meatloaf or lentil loaf, roast chicken, and Indian dishes.

3/ Baking

Cardamom is a great spice for baking. This spice can be used in a variety of dishes from coffee and cardamom cake all the way to spicy creme brulee, roasted pears, rice pudding, ice cream, hot cross buns, fruitcake, poached peaches, tapioca pudding, banana bread, custard, biscuits, cheesecake, bread and butter pudding, trifle, ginger loaf, and many other baked dishes.

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