Cardamom is made from the seed pods of several plants in the ginger family. This strong and pungent spice is often used in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking.
Cardamom is in the Inception stage. It’s considered a premium ingredient that can be found on mostly fine-dining menus.
Nawab Indian Cuisine in Virginia Beach, Va., serves kheer, a cooling rice pudding flavored with cardamom and garnished with pistachios.