Cardamom - Make Cardamom Powder | Homemade Elaichi Powder
Cardamom Powder | Homemade Elaichi Powder - Cardamom powder is really quick to make and keeps well up to 6 months. Though elaichi or cardamom is used as a whole in Indian recipes, cardamom powder is also needed to lift up the spice quotient. Use it for biryani, curries, gravies and most of the Indian sweets.
- 500 gram Green Cardamom Hari Elaichi
- 0.5 tsp Sugar
Put a non-stick frying pan on the flame.
Maintain the heat on medium.
Add half of the cardamom (1 cup) to the heated pan.
Dry roast the cardamom stirring regularly.
When the cardamom pod has a few golden spots visible.
Get them off the pan.
Cool them down completely then transfer to a clean mixer-grinder dry grinder jar.
Add sugar and grind to a fine powder (this may take up to two iterations).
Store in an airtight container, preferably a glass container.
- Add a little amount of sugar in each batch for making cardamom powder. This makes a very smooth elaichi powder.
- Grind the entire cardamom pod with seeds. The powder be more flavourful
- If grinding the whole pod, grind it twice for better smoothness.