Cardemon is very fine, almost like a powder. It is a common ingredient in Indian cooking. While cardemon is one of the most expensive spices by weight, only a little of its powder is needed to impart its flavour to a dish.
Cardemon powder is widely used in Indian sweet dishes, ice creams, milk specialities, and hot masala milk. It adds flavour and aroma to many rice dishes, vegetables and other richly-flavoured dishes. It is used as a traditional flavouring in coffee and tea.