Definitely times has changed in every aspects of our lives, the way we act, the way we speak, the way we think and respond all due to modern technology, researches and gadgets. We all have travelled so far from the simplicity and real life into the techie world.
We debate on anything and everything, health and food are my favourite subjects. Scientists and researchers are doing non stop research and debate on any food and have thrown so much information and facts on us that almost we tend to behave and talk like them too.
There is millions of researching and debates going on Desi Ghee or Clarified butter oil.The Ghee and Indians are synonymous, Ghee has always been part of our lives, it's sacred and a celebrated symbol of auspiciousness, prosperity and nourishment and you find it widely used around Diwali. Ghee is a huge favourite across India and amongst Indians living around the globe, especially in the daily routine likes cooking and religious purpose.
In the olden days when you see a person of 70-80 working or leading healthy life one would say ' he or she has eaten Desi Ghee whole of their life, that's why even in this age they are so fit', in contrary nowadays one would say he/she must have avoided Ghee that is why he/she is fit !!! :)
We tend to forget that any edible stuff poses no danger to our health as long as consumed in moderation, yes, people were consuming Desi Ghee, but they used to stay very active. Nowadays because of our modern and comfort lifestyle some of us are not active enough thus Ghee showing it's reverse effects on us.
Although I do read and hear lot of reviews about how Ghee is good for you, myself I don't consume Ghee everyday because I know what kind of life I am leading and in the environment we live in . According to ayurveda, Ghee is the best fat one can eat, but my belief is this 'Am I following any other ayurveda rules? thus, I am sitting on the fence, cannot give my judgement about Ghee ! So in my routines eating ghee everyday not a good idea, but when I prepare any Indian sweets I make small amount and use it because I love my Indian sweets made of Desi Ghee.
What is Desi Ghee ? Desi means 'Local-Origin' or 'Native' and prepared from Cow's milk made in India and not from any hydrogenated Vegetable oil. Hydrogenated Vegetable oil is sold in India as a lower cost substitute for ghee made from cow milk, and this method was brought in India during late 1930s by Netherlands thus it's called Vilayati Ghee means 'of foreign origin'.
I have never seen my Mum making Ghee at home, well, she could've made it at home but when a good company like SAGAR did a splendid job with it, why go that extra mile to prepare at home? I've been grown up by eating Pure Desi Ghee, ate less but ate good quality,that was at my mums home but in my own home we decided not to indulge in Ghee or any kind of other fat, therefore we don't bring store bought Ghee, but always make my own.
You will need :-
- 1 packet of organic or good quality unsalted butter
- Heavy bottom pan
Place butter in a pan over a medium heat.
Let the butter melt.
Once melted you will see foam gathering on the top.
Reduce the heat and let it boil.
Do not cover the pan.
The white solid bits will settle to the bottom and thick layer of gold liquid forms in the centre.
You will hear little splutter sounds while the butter boils and you can see that foamy layer begins to settle down too.
Slowly you will be able to see clear golden Ghee and layers of solids will stay to the bottom.
Switch off the heat.
Do not disturb Ghee for 3-4 minutes.
Once it's settled carefully spoon of the top layer of scum.
Line the sieve with the cheesecloth, and strain off the ghee into container.
Let it cool at the room temperature or use it in your recipe.
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