[Sca-cooks] green cardamon
leslie.watson at sympatico.ca
Mon Aug 28 11:37:18 PDT 2006
ah my favourite spice, you can add it to the dish mentioned. Yum. It is an
ingredient in some masala's and aslo in sweets. It is used in spiced Chai
According to the Historical Dictionay of Indian Food, "this spice is of
southern origin, with cognizance as ela in the Arthashastra (350 b.c)" and
"clearly spalled ou with correct Sanskrit and Sri Lankan names by Garcia da
Orta in AD 1563"
It is mentioned in a lot of Idian writing including in the Manasollasa for
making Kasara. It is also used in making of a sweet Paan.
In Sanskrit it is called badi-elaichi or daruharidra
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