Before my marriage , i was not aware of making ghee @home. My mom used to buy ghee from a milk man who gives us fresh , flavourful ghee.When i was young, I used to eat the resided curry leaves/ Drumstick leaves which he brings specially for me.After marriage , i saw my MIL making ghee from store bought butter. I was amazed .I learnt from her and now i can confidently make ghee on my own . I know many of our blogger friends have already posted this. But i got few tips which may be new to some of u.Just have a look at the ingredients mentioned.I am sure u can make ur house aromatic with the smell of melted ghee by following this method… Even beginners can try this !! I usually make ghee very simply without adding red chillies & cumin seeds..But adding them sure enhances the flavour of ghee..But Ghee won’t taste spicy
Also don’t forget to read the health benefits of ghee in kitchen clinic section !
|Ghee, or clarified butter, is made when the milk solids are separated from the liquid, leaving a pure, clear, amber-colored substance . It has been used for about 2,000 years in Ayurveda or the ancient natural healing system of India. Ghee has about 14 grams of fat per tablespoon.|
Health Benefits of Ghee
Ghee is most notably said to stimulate the secretion of stomach acids to help with digestion, while other fats, such as butter and oils, slow down the digestive process and can sit heavy in the stomach. Although tests and research are still ongoing, it has been used in Indian medicinal practice to help with ulcers, constipation, and the promotion of healthy eyes and skin. An Indian folk-remedy for thousands of years, ghee is also said to promote learning and increased memory retention. It is used in Indian beauty creams to help soften skin, and as a topical for the treatment of burns and blisters.
In addition to ghee's nutritional value, it is rich with antioxidants and acts as an aid in the absorption of vitamins and minerals from other foods, feeding all layers of body tissue and serving to strengthen the immune system. A high concentration of butyric acid, a fatty acid that contains anti-viral properties, is believed to inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors.
Opponents Against Ghee
Opponents against ghee point to its high saturated fat content, claiming it will lead to heart disease. People with high cholesterol are advised not to consume ghee. The combination of saturated fat and cholesterol can increase the risk for heart disease.
Ghee is a traditional remedy for yoga-related strains and injuries. Including it in the diet treats tight hamstrings and alleviates pain and inflammation, according to Dr. Vasant Lad, director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A dose of 1 to 2 tsp. per day provides benefits and checks overconsuming calories and saturated fat, according to Shurbhra Krishan, author of "Essential Ayurveda." A teaspoon contains 4 g and 108 calories.Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/441087-ghee-health-benefits/#ixzz26XEW4dtd