Black Cardamom 400g

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  • About Black Cardamom

    Black cardamom also known as badi elaichi or kali elaichi is a very popular spice that is found mostly in every Indian kitchen. Although its name suggests being black, but the pods are often dark brown to chestnut brown in color. This spice has always been loved by chefs for its bold and smoky flavor that it gives to savory dishes.  

    The intense aroma and flavor of this spice has put it in the warming spice category along with black pepper, cloves, cinnamon and cumin seeds combined together forming a very famous Indian spice mix- “Garam Masala”.   

    Zizira’s black cardamom are naturally and traditionally grown by our farmer partners from Meghalaya who have put in the effort to provide you with high-quality spices that you can use in your daily cooking. 

    Note: This product is brought to you from the farms, unprocessed and in its purest form.

    What Is the Shelf-life of Black Cardamom?

    Whole Black cardamom can stay at its best quality for about 1 year if it is properly stored in airtight containers. The spice does not get spoilt, but it will start to lose its potency over time and will not flavor food as it is intended. 

  • Health Benefits

    • Black cardamom is rich in aromatic fragrances and it also contains a wide range of health benefits that can-do wonders to the body. 

      • Aids in stomach health- Consumption of black cardamom helps in dealing with many digestive disorders such as gas and bloating as it helps in producing stomach juices that improves digestion. It also helps in improving the appetite.  
      • Helps in respiratory problems- Black cardamom may help in respiratory disorders such as asthma, congestion, sore throat and cough. It may help in relieving the symptoms as it keeps the flow of mucous normal throughout the respiratory tract.  
      • Helps in detoxifying the body- The presence of minerals in it helps in purifying the body and the presence of vitamin C in it helps in improving blood circulation throughout the body. 
      • Protect against infections- The seeds of black cardamom are antiseptic and antibacterial which helps fighting against infections which further helps in boosting the immune system. 
      • Keeps oral health in check- Oral health issues such as cavity, bad breath, and bleeding gums can be overcome by chewing black cardamom seeds. The aromatic oils that is present in the seeds of black cardamom are beneficial for oral health. 
      1. How to use Black Cardamom?

        1. For use in your daily dish 

            • Crush few Pods of black cardamom and put them into your dish during cooking to enhance and intensify the taste of other ingredients. 
            • It has a nice flavour and aroma that stimulates the taste buds when used in your daily food like dal and rice. 

          As a mouth freshener 

            • Take a few ground pieces of black cardamom and chew them after taking your daily meals to get rid of the bad breath. 

          Garam Masala Recipe 

          Ingredients: 

              • Black cardamom- 20gm 
              • Cinnamon sticks- 20gm 
              • Cloves- 10gm 
              • Cumin seeds- 20gm 
              • Black pepper seeds- 20 gm 

          Instructions 

            • Take a pan and heat it on medium flame. It would take about 2 minutes to heat up. 
            • Add all raw spices in pan and roast them for about 5 minutes on medium flame. 
            • After 5 minutes, switch off the stove. Mix well. 
            • Keep aside the roasted spices for 10 minutes to cool down to room temperature. 
            • Once they cool down, Grind the whole/raw spices together in a grinder to a smooth powder. 
            • After grinding, sieve the Masala powder to remove the leftover threads of Cardamom as they will not taste good in mouth when eating the dish. 
            • The Garam masala is ready to use and can be preserved for about 6 months in an airtight container.