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Ideal Cooking Oil – Ghee

How To Make Ghee At Home

 

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Ingredients: 500gr of unsalted organic butter (made from cow’s milk)

Cooking time:    about 15-20 minutes

  • Put the butter in a heavy pan and let it melt.
  • When it starts boiling, turn down the heat until the butter just boils and continue to cook.
  • Keep a close look on the ghee, as it can easily burn. Do not cover the pot.
  • The butter will foam and pop while it cooks. It will start smelling like popcorn and turn a golden color.
  • Take a dry spoon to move away white foam on top.
  • When the liquid is clear and stopped making noise, then it needs to be taken off the heat.
  • Let it cool and then carefully pour in a dry glass container with a lid. Discard the milk solids at the bottom of the cooking pan.

Ghee does not need refrigeration and has lengthy shelf time. The medicinal properties are believed to improve with age. Store it in a dry place away from direct sunlight. Don’t serve the ghee with a wet spoon as this will create conditions for bacteria to grow and spoil the ghee.

 

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Enjoy!

Ghee – Both Medicine and Ideal Cooking Oil

gg3Ghee is my “magic” ingredient in almost every cooked meal.

Ghee is also called “clarified butter” because it is prepared by cooking the butter until the water evaporates and then straining out the milk solids.

Not only the ghee is one of best cooking oils (as it is one of the few unrefined oils that can withstand high cooking temperature) but it gives a beautiful, rich flavor to your dish.

Ghee is considered a medicine, it is used extensively in Ayurveda and has many healing properties including those of intellect promoting and vitalizing.

Interestingly the ghee is also a digestive and it helps improve absorption and assimilation.

As an alternative you can buy commercial ghee, however it won’t be as good as homemade.  Commercial ghee is normally made using a centrifugal separator and not all of the water and solids are removed.

It takes only 15-20 minutes to prepare the ghee and this is how I make it:    Homemade Ghee Recipe