Cardamom powder is added to mostly all the Indian traditional sweets. They impart a lovely flavour to the sweet. Instead of adding a whole cardamom or searching for a heavy object to crush cardamom at the time of cooking, you can prepare the cardamom powder and store it in airtight jar and use it when needed. It makes life easy. I always have a jar of powder in my pantry ready for any sweet I prepare.
The skin of the cardamom seeds will be discarded when they are used fully in cooking. And when you crush the seeds at the time of cooking, the skin becomes a waste. But when you make the powder the skin is also used along with the seeds. Therefore there is no wastage. The skin takes long to grind. So it is better to add a spoon of sugar along with it to speed up the grinding.
Buy the green cardamom. Use at least a cup of whole cardamoms for powdering.
Roast the cardamoms until slightly puffy.
Add 2 teaspoons of sugar along with the roasted cardamoms.
Grind it while still warm. Run the mixer for 2-3 minutes until they become a smooth powder.
Spread the powder on a plate to cool. After cooling store in airtight jar and use when needed.