Masala Murgh is an Indian cardamom-spiced chicken dish. It can be served with flat breads or rice. I decreased the cayenne pepper to a little under 1/2 teaspoon. The spice level wasn’t too bad and I only needed a drink after eating half of my portion. I let Evan try a little and he did not like it at all. This was the first dish I let him try with some spice and it caught him by complete surprise. He was fine after a couple of spoonfuls of yogurt. Looks like I will be waiting a while before giving him other spicy foods.
Green Cardamom (Elettaria, Elaichi) originated in India and is the third most expensive spice, following saffron and vanilla. It is often used in Indian, Middle Eastern, and Scandinavian cooking. Green cardamom is now mostly grown in Guatemala, followed by India. It is a highly aromatic, warm citrus-like spice similar to ginger and cinnamon. Most of the flavor is in the seeds encased by the green pods. Once the pods are cut, the seeds quickly lose their flavor. I was able to find green cardamom at World Market. It is also available on Amazon: Cardamom Pods Green (Elachi)3.5oz- Indian Grocery and Frontier Cardamom Pods, Green, Whole, 16 Ounce Bag.
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