Cardamom is one of the oldest and most expensive spices of oriental cuisine. TRS Elachi (Black Cardamom) are whole cardamom seeds which are used freshly chopped in small quantities in food. Compared to green cardamom, black cardamom tastes spicy and earthy with a slightly smoky flavor.
The black cardamom pods are mostly used whole and almost always fried in a little oil to cause it to fully release its flavors and aroma. Before adding to a dish, the pods can also be crushed slightly to reveal the seed.
Add TRS Elachi (Black Cardamom) to your dishes in which no sweet bite is desired. In Chinese cuisine black cardamom is mainly used in beef dishes. In Indian cuisine cardamom is especially popular with lamb dishes.