Badi Elaichi

Kali Elaichi

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Black Cardamom

black cardamom seasoning calendar Botanical Name : Amomum subulatum

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Black cardamom, also known as "kali elaichi" in India is a common spice available in every Indian household. Black cardamom is often fallaciously described as an inferior substitute for green cardamom by those unfamiliar with the spice. It is reckoned as QueenofSpices because of its plentiful health benefits, taste and aroma. It is one of the most outlandish, highly prized and is one of the world's very ancient spices. Cardamom is a spice that originated in India, Nepal, and Bhutan.

Black cardamom, needs some time to develop its aroma best, and by contrast, is better for hearty meat stews, biryani, meat based curries, savoury dal preparations and similar dishes. Its smoky flavor and aroma extract from traditional methods of drying over open flames.The rich aroma of this black cardamom adds to the flavour and gives dishes a smoky, robust taste. It helps in enhancing and reinforced the taste of other ingredients.

This spice variety is used to spice and flavour a variety of meat dishes, curries and rice preparations. Our products are organically produced with no additives and artificial flavourings, we are very muchconcerned for our customers and try our best to keep our products free from pesticide and chemical remnants.

At Moonlite, we directly source from the healthy farms and procure from established vendors of the industry. Farm fresh spices are guaranteed at your door step, you can buy impeccable and quintessential Black Cardamom online.

Health Benefits of Cardamom :
The health benefits of cardamom include gastrointestinal protection, cholesterol control, control of cancer, relief from cardiovascular issues, and the improvement of blood circulation in the body.
>>  It possess anti-depressant properties

>>  Treats Urinary disorders

>>  Gives protection against Gastro intestinal diseases

>>  Also Deals with dental problems

>>  It is very efficient tool for cardiovascular health

>>  Controls cholesterol and makes your heart healthy.

>>  Black cardamom is used for stomach disorders and malaria.

>>  These tiny spindle shaped condiments help stimulate appetite, treat indigestion and stomach ailments.

>>  Controls hair fall, make skin shinny and prevents oral problems.

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German :


Italian :

cardamomo, cardamone

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Burmese :


Chinese :


Indian :

elachi, e(e)lachie, ela(i)chi, illaichi

Indonesian :


Sinhalese :


Thai :

grawahn, kravan

Appearance, taste and smell:
Roughly 2.5 to 3 cm in length, Badi Elaichi pods are dark brown to black in color and have a tough, dried, wrinkly skin. They are highly aromatic but not as much as Green Caradmom. Black Cardamom is dried over a smoke fire and therefore has a distinct smokey aroma. The seeds have sweetish, smokey flavor when bitten into.

August to December

October to February

Culinary Uses
• The pods can be used whole or split when cooked in Indian substantial meals- such as pulses
• Cardamom is often included in Indian sweet dishes and drinks like punches and milled wines.
• It is used in pickles, especially pickled herring and flavors custard.
• It is also chewed habitually (like nuts) where freely available, as in the East Indies, and in the Indian masticory, betel pan.
• It is often used in baking in Scandinavia and in Danish pastries.
• Throughout the Arab world, Cardamom is one of the most popular spices, with Cardamom coffee being a symbol of hospitality and prestige.
• In the Moghul cuisine (Northern India) it abundantly used in the delicious rice dishes called biriyanis.
• In Sri Lanka, the pods are added to fiery beef or chicken curries. 
• A small amount of Cardamom will add a tempting flavor to coffee cake.
• Flans, rice puddings, porridges, etc. taste much better with a dash of cardamom.
• Add whole cardamoms to flavour tea drunk with milk. 

Medicinal Uses
• A stimulant and carminative, it is used for indigestion and flatulence
• In India, green cardamom (A. subulatum) is broadly used to treat infections in teeth and gums.
• It is used to prevent and treat throat troubles, congestion of the lungs and pulmonary tuberculosis
• Used in inflammation of eyelids and also digestive disorders. 
• It is also reportedly used as an antidote for both snake and scorpion venom.
• Indians regarded it as a cure for obesity.
• Cardamom is used as a breath-freshener, but it is said that excessive use thins the blood.

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