In Hindi it is called Badi Elaichi, Kala Elaichi or Moti Elaichi. Black cardamom is similar in appearance to Indian green cardamom but differs is size, color and flavor. The pods of Badi Elaichi are dark brown to black in color with a thick, dried, wrinkled skin. The pods are aromatic but not as much as the green cardamom. Black Cardamom has a sweet, smoky flavor and aromatic due to drying of the pods over a smoke fire.