are you serial this is how you make your sambus? I dislike cardamom with foods that are not sweet. I just don't in my rice, suuga , or sambuus. ugh! I mean i like with xalwa and shai... also i try not to put garlic either if I do I blend in blender. At my house we sometimes make it with tuna (frozen kind) you cook it the same way you cook the frozen ground beef before adding to the onions and stuff. plus you add coconut and lots of diced hot peppers. wow I like how you figured out the measurements at my house we always just estimate.