Cardamom Powder is made from crushing the seeds of cardamom. Majority of cardamom used by way of an ingredient is used in this form. As the oil of cardamom is volatile, the powder needs to be used up immediately to get the benefits of cardamom. The aroma and flavour of cardamom that comes from the oil disintegrates by exposure to air and so the cardamom powder has a limited shelf life.
Freshly ground cardamom powder is used in a variety of dishes and adds the flowery taste of cardamom.