CARDAMOM

'When it comes to what we eat, passion and intention supersede everything. Every bite is an exercise in savouring life'  David Romanelli 

 

WHAT IS CARDAMOM

Cardamom is a spice native to the evergreen forests of India. It boasts an intense, slightly sweet flavor. Mint may come to mind as similar taste.

This this peppery, citrusy seed is used in both sweet and savory recipes.

The seeds, oils and extracts of cardamom are thought to have impressive medicinal properties and have been used in traditional medicine for centuries.

Explore Cardamom and add it to your diet through spicing up your salads, soups, rice and quinoa dishes, curries, tea and more.

We love this versatile seed in all its forms, though it is mostly available in pods. You can slice, crush or grind Cardamom easily at home.

 

Our three favourite recipes with Cardamom are here:

1. ROSE CARDAMOM ALMOND MOON MILK

It only takes a few minutes to whip up this delicious and nourishing milk.

PREPARE THESE INGREDIENTS

1 cup of almond milk

1/2 teaspoon of cardamom powder

1 serving coconut oil (the original recipe uses CBD oil)

1 tablespoon dried roses

¼ teaspoon of raw monk fruit extract 50%

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2. HERBAL TEA WITH CARDAMOM (CHA) 

Starting the day with a wonderful herbal tea helps the body to gently wake up and supports digestion.

PREPARE THESE INGREDIENTS

ginger 

two or three cardamom pods

lemon grass

3-4 mint or tulsi (Indian Basil) leaves

cinnamon powder

GET THE FULL RECIPE VIA VEGRECIPESOFINIDIA.COM

 

3. KITCHARI WITH CARDAMOM 

Kitchari (mishmash in Hindi) is particularly strengthening for the stomach, liver and the large intestines. This Ayurvedic recipe utilizes whole grain rice which has excellent nutritive properties, and olive oil instead of ghee (clarified butter).

PREPARE THESE INGREDIENTS

½ cups split yellow mung beans or red lentils

1 cup brown basmati rice

1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root

3 tablespoons dry unsweetened coconut flakes

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons cumin seeds

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1 teaspoon fennel seeds

8 cardamom pods

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

2 bay leaves

2 cinnamon sticks

Pinch of sea salt

1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)

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