Cardamom, which originates from South Asia, is one of the most expensive spices in the world. This is one of the reasons why a lot of people look for a cardamom substitute.
If you’re looking for a substitute to this unique and delicious spice, keep reading! Here are some suggestions I’ve gathered from research and personal experiments.
Take note that these are mostly for green cardamom, the type that is more common in recipes. There’s also black/brown cardamom, but this is used mostly for savory dishes due to its smoky flavor.
Cardamom is not available in all supermarkets, so like me, you may need to pay a visit to the local Indian or Asian store. It’s actually cheaper if you bought them in these places! Take note that a pod can make around 1/6 teaspoon, so a little will definitely go a long way.