Top 10 Best Cardamom Recipes

We have selected ten cardamom recipes to show you just how versatile the spice is!

Cardamom is an extremely versatile spice, and due to its strong, unique flavor it is used all over the world in coffee, desserts and also in savory meat and fish recipes. Cardamom is one of the world’s ancient spices native to the forests of  India, where it grows wild and from where the first Cardamom recipes originate.

The ancient Egyptians used cardamom as a tooth cleaner, chewing its seeds and the Greeks and Romans used it as a perfume. You can buy ground cardamom but the best is to get the whole pods and use the tiny black seeds inside for fresh grinding. This way you can get the most intense, spicy-sweet, and completely unique flavor.

1. One Pot Chicken with Caramelized Onions, Cardamom And Barberry Rice


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This one-pot chicken recipe is perfect for dinner parties since it requires very little prep time and it is ready in an hour. Caramelized onions, cardamom and barberries, crispy chicken, dill, coriander, sliced avocados, roasted cashews and herb yogurt… What more you could wish for?

2. Moroccan Cardamom Meatballs


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If you are fond of oriental flavors here is another beautiful recipe featuring cardamom! The lamb meatballs start out with the usual egg, onion and breadcrumbs, but take a more flavorful turn with multiple fistfuls of fresh herbs, pine nuts, feta cheese, the zest of two lemons, and freshly ground cardamom.

3. Carrot, Red Lentil and Cardamom Soup


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Now that winter is approaching we need lots of warming food, the kind that leaves us feeling warm and comforted for hours afterwards. This recipe uses turmeric which is an amazing healing spice with anti-inflammatory effects. Add cardamom and fennel seeds to it and you get a healing, warming soup.

4. Yemenite Soup


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This soup was made famous by Yemenite Jews who have made it an institution in Israel. Yemenite Jews used to serve this spicy soup on Friday night for Sabbath dinner. This hearty beef soup is filled with aromatic spices and soft potatoes.

5. Maple-Roasted Cardamom Spiced Carrots and Apples


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These maple-roasted spiced carrots and apples can be served warm as a side dish, or chilled alongside with a cheese plate or salad. They are slightly sweet, with a hint of warm spices and herbs such as cardamom, cinnamon and ginger. You can even top them with  finely chopped walnuts as well.

6. Yogurt, Pear and Cardamom Cake


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This gorgeous Yogurt, Pear and Cardamom Cake is simple, quick and delicious! You will need yogurt (can be plain or fruit yogurt), eggs, oil, sugar, flour and 2 pears. If it’s not the season you can use apples instead. It will still be delicious, just don’t forget the spices: cardamom and cinnamon!

7. Gluten-free Plum Cake with Cardamom


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If you are looking for a gluten-free dessert that is just as satisfying as the regular cakes, this gluten-free plum cake won’t disappoint you! The tough is made with gluten-free oat flour and rice flour, and a teaspoon of psyllium husk. The best is to use Italian prunes for this recipe instead of red plums or pluots.

8. Fluffy Cardamom Buns


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These mouthwatering Fluffy Cardamom Rolls might take a long time to prepare – especially if this is your first time making a yeast dough – but it worths all the effort. These super delicious fluffy buns are perfect with coffee in the morning, or as a snack.

9. Gluten-free and vegan Chocolate Amaranth Pudding


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This one is a very simple, yet beautifully decadent, chocolate rich pudding – Chocolate Amaranth Pudding with Cardamom Poached Pears. It is gluten-free, vegan and nut-free recipe. The amaranth has a creamy texture and nutty flavor and it beautifully pairs with chocolate.

10. Cardamom Pistachio Energy Bars


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These Pistachio Cardamom energy bars are packed with fiber and protein, plus they come together in no time. They are really satisfying due to their soft and chewy texture. You will need pistachios, pumpkin seeds, medjol dates, cardamom and coconut oil.



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