Cardamom Recipes

Cardamom flavors dishes across the world--think chai tea, Indian curries, Afghan stews, Swedish holiday cookies--and everywhere it takes you is delicious.

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Spicy Indian Chicken Curry Yummy

Rating: 4 stars 83
This chicken curry recipe is totally diner style. The chicken thighs make it very soft and melt in your mouth! It's so easy to make too. Serve with rice, puri, naan or chappathi.
By Allrecipes Member

Beef Samosas

Rating: 4.5 stars 238
Beef and potatoes are the main ingredients folded inside these wonderful deep fried samosas. Chicken livers may be substituted for beef, if you choose. My friend from Bangladesh gave me this savory, spicy recipe. You just can't buy better in the shops.

Amsterdam Hippie Soymilk Chai

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
Normally Chai has tea in it, but this beverage doesn't miss it at all. When I lived in Holland, this drink was a staple in the diet of a bunch of hippies who lived in and around a squatted building known as 'De Elf.' Sadly, the building was closed a year after I left the country, but if you combine the taste of this drink with the smell of musky smoke and Nag Champa incense, you're halfway to recreating the atmosphere. Enjoy...
By Allrecipes Member

Finnish Nissua

Rating: 4.5 stars 54
Nissua is a tender Finnish sweet bread made with cardamom. This bread is formed into braided loaves or wreaths, and topped with a simple frosting.
By Allrecipes Member

Everything You Need to Know About Cardamom

From what it tastes like to where to buy it, here's an introduction to cooking with this distinct and deliciously fragrant spice.
By David McCann

Moroccan Lentil Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 547
Thick, delicious and nutritious, especially in the winter!
By Allrecipes Member

Indian Style Basmati Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 366
An aromatic and flavorful rice dish with whole spices and fried onions.

Chicken Biryani

Rating: 4.5 stars 158
For a traditional Pakistani/Indian dish, simmer tender morsels of chicken in a creamy, spicy blend of onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, cumin, tomatoes, yogurt, mint, cardamom and cinnamon. Finish by steaming with fragrant saffron rice and potatoes.
By Allrecipes Member

Lamb Tagine

Rating: 4.5 stars 366
Slow-cooked savory lamb stew simmered with aromatic spices and vegetables.

Berbere Spice Blend

Rating: 5 stars 14
I love berbere spice, a classic Ethiopian spice blend, but it never occurred to me to make my own. Actually, authentic berbere spice would use whole spice seeds/pods, toasted, and ground. But I usually toast the spices during the cooking process. Berbere is one of the most delicious and versatile spice mixes ever.

Mandazi (African Donuts)

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
These amazingly soft triangle-shaped donuts are very famous in East Africa where I come from. They are excellent with a cup of tea or coffee. The dash of cardamom adds an authentic taste which makes it different from regular donuts. You can serve it with either honey or jam. Could be also served with curry - that is how we like it...

Danish Cinnamon Snails

Rating: 4.5 stars 66
Americans would call these cinnamon rolls--but this version is the original Danish version and it's absolutely wonderful. They are traditionally served with coffee or tea at Christmas time, and they are to die for!

Inspiration and Ideas

15 Cardamom Dessert Recipes That Are Fragrant and Flavorful
Cardamom is the secret ingredient in these fragrant, flavorful, and absolutely irresistible desserts.
Afghani Kabli Pulao
Rating: Unrated 5
This is a delicious kabli pulao made in a pressure cooker. The rice gets infused with flavor and has the perfect texture. This is a must-try! You can also prepare this on your stove top.
Al Kabsa - Traditional Saudi Rice and Chicken
Rating: 4.5 stars 51

Basmati rice is topped with chicken pieces cooked with aromatic spices, garnished with toasted slivered almonds.