- Green Cardamom or Chhoti Elaichi is a quintessential Indian Spice.
- It is a spice made from the seeds of several plants in the genera Elettaria and Amomum in the family Zingiberaceae.
- Eaten just like that its an age-old mouth freshener. Amma used to always have Elaichi kept in little jars on her bedside table and pop one after a meal as a habit.
- She also always has 2-3 Elaichis added to Daal-tadkas for added flavour and believe you me, it tastes yumm when you bite into an Elaichi in your daal. Feels Oh-so-exotic.
Cardamom adds flavour to any dish and has many health benefits too.