If you have a recipe that calls for cardomom seeds, just lightly crack the pods and extract the little black seeds from the pod.
Cardomom is delicious in so many things: flavouring custards and icecream, curries, rice, hot and cold drinks, sweet and savoury syrups...
Really nice carrot thing to go with fish or chicken:
Sweat off diced shallots or onion, add finely grated ginger and freshly ground cardomom seeds, add lots of grated carrot and a generous amount of butter and cook slowly until it is a glorious soft orange mess. season.:lips: