Cardamom, Green Pods - Sukumel, Sano Sukumel, Sukmel - (सुकमेल, सानो सुकुमेल, सुकुमेल)
The dried fruit of a perennial bushy plant of the ginger family, green cardamom pods are three-sided, smooth skinned, and contain reddish-brown seeds. The seeds are sticky and have a highly aromatic flavor with a hint of eucalyptus. Because of its high price, it is used sparingly. When the recipe calls for whole cardamom, the pods are cracked leaving the seeds intact, adding a subtle flavor to dish. Please see more description of this valuable spice in wikipedia.
|Whole Green Cardamom Pods|
|Cardamom seeds are also chewed after dinner or any time of the day to freshen the breath.|