"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cooking Resources > Substitutions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-28-2005, 06:15 PM   #11
Certified Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 3,615
lyndalou, I do not think there is a substitute. I always use it in my pastries and some savory dishes, and get it at Cost + and it is about 3+ rather than 9 or 10. I used to get it for practically nothing, but with the cooking craze, the price went up. It probably would be found in an Indian store, as it is one of the ingredients in Curry powder.
__________________

__________________
norgeskog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2005, 08:21 AM   #12
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 973
Penzeys has several varieties, with smallest sizes starting at $3+-.
__________________

__________________
...and that's the way it is in northern Minnesota.
Otter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2005, 05:53 PM   #13
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: West Virginia, USA
Posts: 9
Came across this substitute, but haven't tried it personally.

Use ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, coriander seeds or mace. Start with half the quantity stated and then add more to taste.

~Kathy
__________________
http://oldfashionedcooking.com/

KathyD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2005, 06:06 PM   #14
Cook
 
eric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 74
Send a message via AIM to eric Send a message via Yahoo to eric
Quote:
Originally Posted by lyndalou
t $9.00 for just a few ounces, I'd like to not buy it.

Lyndalou
I replied to a different thread last week regarding the 3 most expensive spices
Saffron is now #2

1. Vanilla
2. Saffron
3. Cardamom

There is no substitute for cardamom
__________________
--
Eric

eric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2005, 10:15 AM   #15
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: London UK
Posts: 23
Hi Lyndalou,
Here in England cardamom is a common spice, I buy it in my local Asian shop, about 5o grams for 1 , I wish I could give you some as I have a big jar of cardamom pods sitting here in my cupboard.. There is no real subistute...Do you have a spice mail order company in Florida that could help..?
All the best
Viv...
__________________
TheBaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2005, 05:48 AM   #16
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Florida
Posts: 2,409
Thanks for wanting to help me out, Viv. I finally found some cardamom pods in a specialty shop in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Now if I can just remember why I wanted them. lol.
__________________
I can resist anything, but temptation. Oscar Wilde
lyndalou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2005, 08:16 AM   #17
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: London UK
Posts: 23
Glad you found the cardamom pods Lyndalou, you will see there is no substitute for the taste... to confuse you further, did you get the green ones ? there is s dark brown one but these are mainly used for meat dishes, and have a slightly different taste and aroma
if you had not been able to get these, I would have sent you some over, I know what it is like when you need a certain item and cannot get it...
good cooking !

best wishes
Viv....
__________________
TheBaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2005, 05:12 PM   #18
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Florida
Posts: 2,409
They are brown, and I remembered that it was a meat dish that I wanted to try. Thanks very much for the info.
__________________
I can resist anything, but temptation. Oscar Wilde
lyndalou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2005, 12:55 AM   #19
Master Chef
 
Michael in FtW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 6,592
Glad you found the cardamom! I know there have been times when I wanted something to make a dish ... remembered I wanted it when I found it and then when I found "it" I couldn't remember what dish I needed it for. ARRGH!!!
__________________
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain
Michael in FtW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2005, 08:09 PM   #20
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Raton,NM, USA
Posts: 4,573
What kind of dish did you want to make?

I think there is three different cardamons white,green and black which is why I get so confused in Indian dishes Im not sure which one they mean.I think white cardomeon is for baking sweet things.
__________________

__________________
jpmcgrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.