Cardamom is a pungent aromatic spice. The green seed pods of the plant are dried and the seeds inside the pod are used in Indian and Asian cuisine either whole or in a ground form. Ground cardamom is a primary ingredient of curry powder. In the Middle East, cardamom is used to flavour coffee or tea.
Cardamom can also be spelled cardamon or cardomom and in India is popularly known as elaichi.