What can I use in place of cardamom pods?  

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The cardamom pods contain tiny, spicy sweet seeds that you need to remove from the pods and crush before using in a recipe. In place of 5 cardamom pods (with the seeds removed and crushed), you can use 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom.

See our Spice Guidefor more information and tips on cooking with spices.

Marge Perry
Oct, 2011
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