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Black Cardamom

Also Known As : Badi elaichi, Moti Elaichi
Technical Name : Amomum subulatum


Taste Profile

It has a sweet, smoky flavor and is aromatic.

Usage Tips

  1. It is used to add flavour in dishes like vegetable and meat stews.

Common names and forms

  1. Badi Elaichi
  2. Big Cardamom
  3. Big Cardamom Seeds
  4. Cardamom Amomum
  5. Cardamom Black
  6. Large Cardamom
  7. Large Cardamom Powder
  8. Large Cardamom Seeds
  9. Organic Cardamom Black
  10. Whole Black Cardamom


Black Cardamom is a spice used in savoury dishes to give smoky flavour and aroma.The cardamon pods are used as a spice.It is one of the popular ingredient that is used in making North Indian style Garam Masala, few other masalas (spice mixes) and Pan Masala.

Health benefits

  • Black Cardamom proves good for cardiovascular health.(1) 
  • It stimulates gastric and intestinal glands.(1) 
  • It helps in treating respiratory problems like asthma, lung congestion and cough.(1) 
  • It helps to cure teeth infection and gum infection.(1) 
  • Intake of black cardamom helps to boost immunity.(1) 

Selection Guide

Choose plump and firm pods of cardamom.


The person with gall bladder stones must not intake too much cardamom as cardamom can trigger gallstone colic.(2)

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