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Last Updated : Jun 22,2021

इलायची रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (cardamom recipes in Hindi)
એલચી રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (cardamom recipes in Gujarati)

1682 Cardamom recipes | Indian elaichi recipes |

Cardamom recipe collection. elaichi Indian reicpesCardamom is a spice that most predominantly grown in India (where it is known as Elaichi) and Indonesia. Being one of the most ancient spices in the world, it is sometimes referred to as the queen of spices and is also considered to be one of the most expensive spices around the world.

Dal Makhani
Dal Makhani

There are 2 types of cardamom – green and black.

The green one has an outer shell with small seeds inside it. Adding cardamom to your food gives it a royal touch because of the different aroma and taste it brings to the dish.

Cardamom Recipes for Desserts

The best thing about elaichi is that even a little goes a long way. The spice is so strong that even a pinch makes a world of difference to the food.

Amrit PedaAmrit Peda

Saffron and nutmeg together with cardamom makes the ultimate trio of spices, especially for Indian Desserts. Whether it's a dry sweet like Amrit Peda or a something like Basundi, cardamom goes with both.


Even though used in so many types of sweets, it reacts differently and does not let any two desserts taste the same. The most known dessert with cardamom would be the Indian response to ice-cream – Malai Kulfi – which is made with simple ingredients milk, condensed milk and corn flour.

Malai KulfiMalai Kulfi

Moreover, cardamom is also preferred as a garnish over certain sweets like Jalebis. This shows the versatility of cardamom in dessert preparation.


Indian Cardamom Recipes

Mughlai Vegetable Biryani RecipeMughlai Vegetable Biryani Recipe

In India, cardamom forms a part of the masala spice mixture that is used in daily cooking. An array of Punjabi dishes and vegetable subzis used either whole pods or ground cardamom to flavor their dishes.

Just like Indian desserts have a trio of spices, in Indian savory food there is – cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. Paneer makhani, the most quintessential Punjabi dish, flavors itself with these wholes spices. This wonderful trio is also used in Dal Makhani.

Paneer Makhani RecipePaneer Makhani Recipe

Cardamom does not limit itself to Punjabi flavors, it is used in Mughlai, Maharashtrian and even south Indian food. Adding whole spices to Mughlai Vegetable Briyani lifts the whole flavor of the dish.

Mughlai Vegetable Biryani RecipeMughlai Vegetable Biryani Recipe

A traditional Maa ki Dal also has a hint of cardamom in it but not enough to overpower the other tastes. While whole cardamom pods are used in vegetable dishes with gravies, cardamom powder is used in dry subzis and also in kebabs.

Maa Ki DalMaa Ki Dal

Elaichi is an important ingredient in Masala Chai. A steaming cup of masala chai is what every Indian loves the most. Another drink where cardamom is famous is Kashmiri Kahwa.

 Chai ka Masala, Chai Powder, Tea Masala, Indian Masala Tea PowderChai ka Masala, Chai Powder, Tea Masala, Indian Masala Tea Powder

It is also used in to make sweet parathas called Puran Polis, to cut through the sweetness of it.

Puran PoliPuran Poli

International Cardamom Recipes


Combining peppercorns, chili, cloves, cumin etc with cardamom makes a tasty Lebanese Spice powder called Baharat.  Not only is it used in Indian sweets but also used all around the world to make different types desserts like this Almond Pistachio Praline Triangles.

Cardamom is one such spice where it is impossible to list down all the recipes it is used in and hence we have provided a gist of it above.

Elaichi Tea, Indian Cardamom Tea, Elaichi Chaa
Elaichi Tea, Indian Cardamom Tea, Elaichi Chaa

If you want to know more about the Uses of Cardamom, then you can check out our article on that.

Look here for cardamom powder recipes.

Enjoy the cardamom recipe collection, elaichi Indian reicpes, scroll down below for more.

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Cardamom Lassi
Recipe# 30863
17 Jul 12

 by Tarla Dalal
This flavourful lassi is mid-way between plain sweet lassi and little on the spiced side. A medium-sweet and rich drink with hints of elaichi, this famous Punjabi drink is perfect to serve with lunch or even to have as a snack by itself because it is quite filling. Garnish the Cardamom Lassi with sl ....
Cardamom Orange Cake
Recipe# 4720
23 Sep 14

 by Tarla Dalal
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In two minds whether to please the youngsters by serving a lavish cake for dessert, or appease the elders with a traditional mithai? Try this Cardamom Orange Cake, which combines both choices into one innovative dessert! Creamy shrikhand is thoughtfully combined with orange fruit and squash, and set ....
Fig and Cardamom Delight
Recipe# 5601
23 Aug 11

by Tarla Dalal
This sumptuous, easy-to-make, sweet dish can be made in advance and refrigerated. Figs have been used as they are low in calories as compared to other dried fruits and are also rich in fibre. To control the calorie count further, I have used low-fat milk and restricted the sugar to minimal.
Muskmelon Drink with Cardamom
Recipe# 2847
26 Nov 13

by Tarla Dalal
Summer is incomplete without mangoes and melons, and delightful treats made with them. Here is a refreshing Muskmelon Drink with Cardamom, which is sure to refresh you on a hot summer’s day. A dash of lemon juice perks up the mild flavour of muskmelon, transforming the drink into a tongue-tick ....
Elaichi Tea,  Indian Cardamom Tea, Elaichi Chaa
Recipe# 40179

 by Tarla Dalal
elaichi tea recipe | Indian cardamom tea | elaichi chaa | elaichi wali chai | with amazing 10 images. In India, chaai is one beverage that transcends all seasons ....
Saffron Cardamom Almond Milk, Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42187
02 Feb 21

 by Tarla Dalal
saffron cardamom almond milk recipe | cardamom and saffron almond milk | kesar badam milk | saffron almond milk - healthy vegan breakfast recipe | saffron almond milk shake ....
Cardamom French Toast, Elaichi French Toast
Recipe# 41598
11 May 17

 by Tarla Dalal
French toast is a delectable way of cooking bread with a coating of egg and milk. In this aromatic version, we have flavoured the eggs and milk mixture with cardamom, so as to get a nice spicy tinge. The resulting toast is super tasty and can be enjoyed with a cup of coffee for breakfast or in t ....
Vegetable Biryani (  Desi Khana)
Recipe# 1551
15 Jun 21

by Tarla Dalal
vegetable biryani recipe | desi veg biryani recipe | 3 layers biryani | with 44 amazing images. vegetable biryani recipe is a desi veg biryani recipe which is a < ....
Dal Makhani
Recipe# 30900
08 Apr 21

 by Tarla Dalal
dal makhani | how to make dal makhani | dhaba-style dal makhani | punjabi dal makhani | with 30 amazing photos. Dal Makhani or maa di dal
Moong Dal Halwa
Recipe# 3914
25 Aug 20

 by Tarla Dalal
moong dal halwa recipe | Rajasthani traditional moong dal halwa | authentic moong dal halwa | with 21 amazing images. moong dal halwa is a classic recipe that is relished throughout Rajasth ....
Dal Baati Churma
Recipe# 3645
18 Nov 20

 by Tarla Dalal
dal baati churma recipe | Rajasthani dal baati churma | authentic dal baati churma | with 50 amazing images. This three-in-one treat dal baati churma is a typical
Modak, Steamed Modak,  Ukadiche Modak for Ganesh Chaturthi
Recipe# 4950
28 Sep 20

 by Tarla Dalal
modak | steamed modak | Ukadiche Modak for Ganesh Chaturthi recipe | modak made with mould | modak handmade recipe | with 20 amazing images. Here is the
Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe
Recipe# 275
04 Mar 20

 by Tarla Dalal
methi mutter malai | punjabi methi matar malai | methi matar malai | with 35 amazing images. To make methi mutter malai we add salt to fenugreek and keep it aside for 15 minutes. We squeeze ....
Badam ka Halwa
Recipe# 3915
17 Mar 21

 by Tarla Dalal
badam ka halwa recipe | badam halwa | almond halwa | Indian almond halwa | with amazing 23 images. badam ka halwa recipe, an
Paneer Makhani Recipe
Recipe# 1494
06 Jan 20

 by Tarla Dalal
Punjabi style paneer makhani | paneer makhani recipe | restaurant style paneer makhani | with amazing 29 images. paneer makhani recipe is a favourite with most people while eating out at an ....
Besan Ladoo, Indian Mithai
Recipe# 2034
14 Jun 21

by Tarla Dalal
besan ladoo recipe | besan ke ladoo | besan ladoo with step by step photos | with 20 amazing images. besan ladoo is one of the most popular mithai in Indian ....
Malai Kulfi
Recipe# 4005
16 May 21

 by Tarla Dalal
malai kulfi recipe | malai kulfi with condensed milk | eggless Indian malai kulfi | homemade malai kulfi | with 39 amazing images. malai kulfi recipe |
Dum Aloo Banarasi
Recipe# 4313
17 Feb 21

 by Tarla Dalal
Banarasi dum aloo recipe | authentic dum aloo | dum aloo at home | with 31 amazing images. Banarasi dum aloo is deep fried baby potatoes in rich and creamy Indian tomato gravy.
Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa
Recipe# 3608
10 Mar 21

 by Tarla Dalal
low fat carrot halwa recipe | healthy gajar ka halwa | low fat Indian carrot pudding | with 14 amazing images. low fat carrot halwa recipe is a healthy gajar ka halwa
Amla Murabba
Recipe# 3426
01 Jan 21

 by Tarla Dalal
amla murabba recipe | amla ka murraba | with amazing 22 images. An invaluable winter preserve. Amlas (Indian gooseberries) are a major ingredient in several herbal tonics as they are reputed to be good for the liver, eyes and stomach. Amlas ar ....
Recipe# 1991
18 Dec 20

 by Tarla Dalal
jalebi recipe | crispy homemade jalebi | halwai style Indian jalebi | instant jalebi (without fermentation) | with 28 amazing images. jalebi recipe |
Dum Aloo, Popular Restaurant Style Punjabi Dum Aloo Recipe
Recipe# 33534
24 Nov 20

 by Tarla Dalal
dum aloo recipe | restaurant style dum aloo | Punjabi dum aloo | dum aloo curry | with 43 amazing images. Our dum aloo recipe is also called P ....
Basundi ( Gujarati Recipe) Recipe - How To Make Basundi
Recipe# 633
09 Sep 20

 by Tarla Dalal
basundi | gujarati basundi | how to make basundi Gujarati basundi is a rich and delicious Gujarati mishtan of thickened milk, very sim ....
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