When you know how to make ghee at home you'll save money, and benefit from one of the best rejuvenating and longevity-promoting foods. The Charka Samhita (the main Ayurvedic text) says that the regular use of ghee is good for digestion, enhances memory, and increases vital energy.
What is Ghee?
Ghee is simply clarified butter with the milk solids removed, so there is no lactose. In fact, it's considered a premium cooking oil because of its delicious nutty taste, nutritional benefits, and medicinal properties. Aside from that, Ayurveda considers it one of the best fats you can eat.
Ghee as Medicine
Did you know that ghee is much healthier for you than butter? Butter can block the channels of the body, while ghee actually helps to remove blockages. For thousands of years, it's been used as a digestive and elimination aid, for energy and vitality, skin and eye health, as a lubricant for the joints and for alkalizing the blood.
Cooking With Ghee
Ghee is wonderful to cook with and is perfect for sautéing vegetables and spices. This is because it can be heated to high temperatures without burning. It has a soothing, delicious caramel, sweet nutty taste, and can be substituted for butter or oil in any recipe. It is delicious on popcorn!
This high-quality fat is typically stored at room temperature. It does not go rancid easily. Just use a clean spoon when taking ghee from the jar or ghee pot to prevent contamination from other foods.
How to Make Ghee at Home
- Place 1 lb organic, unsalted butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat. The better the butter the better the ghee. (The low heat allows the milk solids to caramelize and is the secret to exceptional ghee).
- Let it melt slowly and come to a low boil without stirring and watch as foam begins to form at the top.
- After it reaches this stage, continue to cook approximately 15 minutes.
- Pour and filter the ghee through cheese or muslin cloth to a ghee pot or a clean glass jar.
- When it cools it will become semi-solid.
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I have never heard of ghee before. Very interesting facts. I like how ghee can replace any type of cooking oil for baking and other recipes. I always eat and cook organic and clean and found your recipe to be very easy to follow and very simple. Will be trying this tonight! Thanks !
Oh great Barbra! I hope you like it. Thanks for commenting!
Jackie, This is something new to me and I personally would love to reap the health benefits from the use of this Ghee.
My wife always gets mad when I buy margerine instead of real butter so I buy the unsalted brand for her but to me it has no taste.
I think I will try this since you said it has a soothing caramel and sweet nutty taste to it. Will the Ghee have this flavor if it is made from unsalted real butter?
You also said it will save you money by making it at home how so? don’t you still have to buy the butter?
Hi Troy! Yes, use organic unsalted butter. It will take on the nutty taste as the milk solids are cooked off…and yes, you still need to buy the butter, but it’s less expensive than buying Ghee at your local health food store. For example, I just bought a 1 lb jar which cost almost $15 and I could have made it it for about $5-6 at home. Hope you try it and like it. Ghee is delicious on popcorn! 🙂
I like to think Iâ€™m a pretty healthy person, but I have to say, I have never heard of Ghee! I know you say it can replace butter, but is there a difference in consistency, or texture? For instance, could it be used in baking, and would the same measurement be used? Iâ€™m always interested in trying healthier alternatives so this sounds great.
Hi Carol! Yes, you can replace butter with ghee in any recipe and the measurement is the same. Try it on popcorn. Amazingly delicious. You can buy it in any health food store, but make your own and save money. 🙂