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Can I use Cardamom pods in a curry ?

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LadyNellCardross Mon 04-Sep-17 14:31:39

I want to try a chicken curry recipe but it calls for ground cardamom. I haven't been able to find any locally but have pods in the store cupboard. Could I substitute it or would it not do the job? Thanks for any advice.

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ZeroFuchsGiven Mon 04-Sep-17 14:33:11

I have only ever used the pods in curries. Just grind them in a pestle and mortar and jobs a good un.

WinterIsComingKnitFaster Mon 04-Sep-17 14:34:49

Yes, you can use pods but it depends whether they're brown or green. I reckon that you could shove a couple of green pods in after hitting them to crack them open a bit. Not sure about brown - ideally I think you'd dry roast them and grind them yourself.

LadyNellCardross Mon 04-Sep-17 14:36:38

Thanks. I will do.

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lampert Mon 04-Sep-17 14:41:54

I whack them in whole. Just watch out to pick them out before you eat it - you'll know ALL about it if you chew in a whole one! 😂

muffinlondon Tue 05-Sep-17 11:50:43

Technically you should pull them apart and pestle and mortal the seeds... but yes you can also shortcut and put the whole lot in

Aftershock15 Tue 05-Sep-17 21:38:43

I put them in whole but sew them loosely together first - darning needle works well. Means you only have one bit to find and scoop out.

OliviaBonas Tue 05-Sep-17 21:42:06


muffinlondon Wed 06-Sep-17 08:29:45

I never thought to do that Aftershock! Do you do that with other things too?

123MothergotafleA Wed 06-Sep-17 08:34:39

I quite enjoy the surprise hit of a whole cardamom pod in my curry, and the family enter into the jollity of the occasion!

kateandme Wed 06-Sep-17 08:44:16

yes easily.sometimes I gies them a push and dqaush with back of spoon for extra release but if not whole is perfectly fine.
they go awesome when boiling rice too.the flavour they add is yummy with a bit of turmeric.

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