6 Simple and Delicious Cardamom Recipes

Try these delicious cardamom recipes to turn an underrated spice into your new favourite flavour with desserts, starters and everything in between.

Cardamom Recipes

Cardamom will soon be your favourite with these cardamom recipes.

Cardamom is an often underrated spice. It’s often added in small amounts or takes a back seat to other spices. Cardamom recipes are often overlooked.

Cardamom is actually a delicious spice when it’s allowed to shine. Fragrant and packed with flavour, it’s one to watch.

Get your cardamom pods out of the cupboard and start cooking, because this delicious spice will soon be your favourite with these cardamom recipes.

Cardamom Honey Chicken

Chicken Cardamom Recipes

Eating dry chicken can be a bit boring. As tasty and versatile as it is, you might find that your chicken can often be bland.

The best way to make chicken more exciting is for you to use a marinade. Marinating chicken allows the flavours to permeate the meat and add moisture.

Get your cardamom recipes started with this delicious cardamom based marinade. This will add fragrance and tangy flavour to your chicken. You could serve this as a side or an appetiser at parties, or use it to accompany your main dish.

Give this versatile and moist recipe a try here.

Rich Cardamom Cookies

Cookie Cardamom Recipes

You might not always remember that cardamom recipes can include recipes for delicious desserts, but it’s actually a great ingredient to use.

Because cardamom is such a fragrant and delicate flavour, it’s perfect to use in something sweet.

These cardamom cookies are sure to impress due to their distinct and unusual flavour. They’re sweet, floral and just every so slightly savoury. They’re easy to make as well, so you can get the whole family involved in the baking.

So, give this recipe a try and get the kids in the kitchen here.

Chocolate-Dipped Cardamom Fudge

Fudge Cardamom Recipe

Fudge is always a hit and always delicious, but sometimes traditional fudge can be a bit too rich.

Using cardamom in your fudge is a brilliant way to keep that delicious flavour whilst still making something a bit lighter.

Dipping the fudge in melted chocolate and sprinkling over dried raspberries is an easy way to add that decadent touch. These sweets are so easy to make yet look so impressive.

So, try your hand at fudge making with these sharp little treats.

Prawn and Cardamom Biryani

Biryani Cardamom Recipes

Seafood is so great for your health, it’s always good to eat as much of it as you can. For cardamom recipes that are good for your health as well as your taste buds, try cooking it with seafood like shellfish.

This fantastic biryani is a great way to cook a delicious meal in one pot. It’s perfect for a big family dinner. The cardamom mixes with the prawns to create a dish with layers of flavour.

This dish is also a good way for you to add a twist to a traditional biryani. If you’re looking to experiment or mix things up in the kitchen, then this is the meal for you.

Have a go at cooking this feast here.

Rose, Cardamom and Pistachio Ice Cream

Ice Cream Cardamom Recipes

If you’re sick of store-bought ice creams and boring old vanilla, then it’s time for you to give this recipe a try.

The three main flavours in this ice cream blend together to create a treat for your taste buds. The rose adds a luxury and delicate touch. The pistachio adds a hint of savoury. The cardamom adds flavour and strength.

Making your own ice cream is a great way to impress as well because it looks difficult but it’s actually easy. So, this is one for you to try if you’re really looking to wow.

So get practising this cool treat in time for summer here.

Toor Dal

Dal Cardamom Recipes

This delicious Nepali yellow dal is adapted from this fantastic recipe by Cate at Girl Cooks World.

A comforting and simple dish which oozes flavour, this is one to try when you need a real pick me up.


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup yellow split peas
  •  1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/2-inch piece grated ginger
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 2 crushed cardamom pods
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Add the water, split peas and tomatoes to a saucepan. Simmer over a low heat until the peas have softened.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan over a high heat and add the onions. Cook until browned.
  3. Add the ginger, garlic, cinnamon, bay leaves and cardamom.
  4. Pour in the split pea mixture.
  5. Add the butter, coriander and season to taste.
  6. Stir together and serve.

Cardamom is often an afterthought in cooking. A few pods may be added to your curries here and there, but that might be it.

It’s time to take it up a notch with your cardamom recipes. Make cardamom the star of the show and your recipes will really start to wow your guest – and you may find yourself with a new favourite spice.

Aimee is an International Politics graduate and a foodie who loves being daring and trying new things. Passionate about reading and writing with aspirations to be a novelist, she keeps herself inspired by the saying: “I am, therefore I write.”

Images courtesy of Mastercook, Le Creuset, Maunika Gowardhan and Girl Cooks World.