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12.05.04 - Elaichi
05-DEC-2004 Jyothi Karthik Raja

12.05.04 - Elaichi

State College

Think India, and you can almost smell the spices. Spice is a very important
part of Indian cooking. This is a photo of 'Elaichis' - Hindi for cardamoms. Elaichis
contain a distinct fragrance that distinguishes it from the other spices.
Around eighty percent of the world's cardamoms are produced in India. There are
three kinds of cardamom - black, green and white. Traditionally, in India only
the black and green cardamoms are used. The flavor of elaichis are also used
in many over the counter food items like cookies and ofcourse everyone's had an
elaichi flavored tea.

Botanical name: Elettaria cardamomum
Family name: Zingiberaceae

Here is a recipe using elaichis. Click here... This is a very good dessert.

Canon PowerShot A60
1s f/2.8 at 5.4mm full exif

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Guest 05-Apr-2009 10:10
hey really nice phooss
Guest 06-Dec-2004 16:56
Wonderful use of negative space. I am really enjoying your photo's. They are all striking and I am enjoying the opportunity to experience a bit of your culture as well.
laine8206-Dec-2004 07:36
That's a nice image & I love spice fragrances.
Dawn06-Dec-2004 05:32
Really nice high key photo, I like the composition on this too.
Karen Leaf06-Dec-2004 05:03
Very well done. A wonderful spice!
JMPhotography06-Dec-2004 04:51
Fantastic DOF! I like the white background. Well done.
jude06-Dec-2004 02:56
Very well done still on this spice.. (they look kind of like pistachios)..
SP Merrill06-Dec-2004 02:44
Very nice, cardamom is my favorite flavor tea and coffe. Very creative!
Argishti Khachik06-Dec-2004 02:08
Excellent shot! Like it very much!
cheers
snootydog06-Dec-2004 01:50
Mmmmmm... Cardamom... my favorite. Great high key photo. And I never knew they went by a different name.
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