Cardamom (Badi Elaichi)

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Overview: Badi Elaichi, or Black Cardamom, is a highly aromatic spice used in Indian cuisine and traditional medicine. It has a bold, smoky flavor, different from green cardamom.

Appearance: It has dark brown to black pods with a rough texture and a distinctive smoky aroma.

Flavor Profile: Badi Elaichi offers a robust, earthy, and smoky flavor, adding depth to dishes, especially in spice blends and masalas.

Culinary Uses:

  • Found in spice blends like garam masala and used in curries, stews, and meat dishes for flavor and aroma.
  • Sometimes added to rice dishes, lentils, and teas for a smoky flavor.

Health Benefits:

  • Aids digestion and may have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Used traditionally to alleviate respiratory issues like coughs and congestion.

Cooking Tips:

  • Lightly crush pods before use to release seeds and enhance flavor.
  • Use sparingly due to its intense flavor.

Popular Dishes:

  • Used in biryani, kebabs, meat curries, and Indian desserts like kheer.


  • Store pods in an airtight container in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.

Badi Elaichi, prized for its bold flavor, is an essential spice in Indian cuisine and traditional medicine.


50Gm, 100Gm, 250Gm


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