Ghee is a very healthy cooking fat. It is a rich source of vitamins A, D E and K. Ghee is treated as an aid to digestion issues as well as beneficial for joint lubrication. There are various ways in which you can use ghee. Cooking, frying, baking, sauteing and tempering.
Ghee is the best cooking fat for all Indian dishes. The flavour of any Indian preparation can be enhanced if it is cooked in ghee. Due to its high smoke point, you can use ghee for frying puris, fritters or for sauteing vegetables. It is the best spread for all breads. The nutty flavour and aroma are great in spicy curries. You can use ghee in baking as well. Simple dishes like dal chawal, khichadi, roti taste amazing just with a dash of desi ghee on them.
What are the popular ghee recipes?
1. Indian food
Mostly Indian food like curries, sauteed vegetables and temperings are made with ghee. In such preparations, ghee is used as a cooking fat instead of oil. You can easily saute vegetables in ghee. For frying puris or bhajiya (fritters) ghee is an excellent option. Indian food is incomplete without a proper tadka (tempering) and ghee has no replacement there. Look at this from a health perspective, ghee has a very high smoking point. Hence it can be heated at a high temperature and it perfect for the Indian dishes.
2. Mughal food
Mughal food uses a lot of ghee in its preparations. For cooking meat, frying parathas or even for their popular rice preparations like the biryani or pulao, ghee is a must. Mughal food also makes use of hot spices or masalas which can sometimes result in indigestion or inflammation. The use of ghee in the dishes helps in improving digestion and preventing inflammations. Ghee is applied on meat which is cooked in a tandoor (clay pot) as well
3 Baked food
Be it a cake or a casserole, ghee is a great cooking fat. Although the use of ghee in baking is new, people are willingly accepting it. Ghee has a nutty flavour and aroma which can enhance any dish. Ghee can be used in cooking the one-pot recipes as a replacement to butter and oil. In addition to the great taste, it is also a healthier option due to the higher smoking point. Ghee can be a very good spread for freshly baked breads as well.
What are the popular ghee recipes for babies?
Ghee is often a very essential part of an infants diet. There are numerous benefits of ghee for babies. You can red about the benefits in our blog Ghee for Babies. Here are three most popular ghee recipes for babies:
1. Dal chawa
Just add a spoon of desi cow ghee on plain dal chawal and you are good to go. Some Maharashtrian households add a couple of drops of lemon to this for an added taste.
2. Ghee rice
Heat a tablespoon of ghee in a cooker. Add some washed rice and saute for a couple of minutes. Add water and cook the rice like you normally do. Once you open the cooker, add another spoon of ghee. If the baby is older than 12 months, add some jeera in the ghee and some finely chopped coriander at the end. A very simple dish which can be given to young kids and babies.
3. Sooji halwa
Saute one cup suji in desi cow ghee until golden brown. Then add half cup cow milk and half cup water in the sooji and simmer for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of sugar in the mixture and cook for another 5 minutes or until the halwa is properly cooked. You can add kesar in this halwa as well.
We recommend that you consult a doctor before introducing anything new in your babies diet. If you are using ghee in any preparation, ensure that it is 100% pure and authentic desi cow ghee only.
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