Black Cardamom or Elaichi - Buy Online
We all have heard about cardamom, which is also called by the name 'elaichi'. It's been considered as the 'Queen of spices'. But, have you heard about black cardamom or black elaichi?
Black cardamom or elaichi seed pods have an intense camphor-like flavour. It has a smoky character as it is derived through the process of drying. It is used as a flavouring spice in many Indian recipes, in a similar manner as that of green cardamom pods. Unlike green cardamom, this spice is usually not used in sweet dishes. It is generally used in hearty meat stews and similar dishes. Black elaichi is also used by commercial bakers.