Magic (and Organic) Ghee!

I would love to introduce you to Pure Indian Foods. If you ever have doubt or are in a quandary about how to make or where to buy ghee, look no further. I am so NOT a product gal, but I highly recommend this organic ghee over anything you can buy anywhere else. It’s the best I’ve ever had!!

Ok and, I lied a little. It’s not exactly magic ghee but it come as close to magic as you can get. First, THIS ghee is made from free range grass-fed cows. All they eat is grass as nature intended. Second, the ghee has been made for 5 generations by hand. And THIRD, the ghee is made only on waxing or full moon days, which are considered to be auspicious in the vedic astrology system. See I told you. Darn near magic!

And you should TASTE it!! Whoa nelly. SO good.

For those of you thinking, “What is ghee and why is it good for me?” Here you go

Also here is a great page on the Pure Indian Foods website with loads of great information on ghee and its health benefits.

In addition, below are some great tips from the folks at Pure Indian Foods (I borrowed this from their site) about how you can use ghee. Enjoy!!

How to use Ghee?

  • Use it in place of regular butter in your cooking. Ghee is great for sautéing since it doesn’t smoke or burn as easily as the ordinary butter.
  • Put ghee on your popcorn or spread it on your toast or bagel. You can keep some ghee in the refrigerator to be used on toast for spreading if the ghee at room temperature is liquidy.
  • There is nothing better on hot rice than ghee.
  • Add some ghee to hot oatmeal just before serving.
  • Add ghee as a flavoring in soups and salad dressings.
  • Drizzle ghee over fresh steamed veggies.
  • Brush a layer of ghee on corn-on-the-cob.
  • Use ghee to stir fry your greens such as kale and chard.
  • Make popcorns with ghee (melt the ghee, add salt and popcorn and pop).
  • Smear ghee on top of fresh hot Indian flat bread (Roti).
  • Use it in your casein-free, lactose free bread recipe.
  • Cakes and cookies made with ghee keep fresh longer.
  • Use ghee to make your flour tortillas. It will make them delicious.
  • Ghee is great for sautéing onions or making caramelized onions.
  • Mix ghee in porridge and mashed potatoes. Pour ghee into the hollow of a freshly baked potato.
  • Sauté mushrooms with salt, wine and ghee until mushrooms suck up all the liquid and then later release it.
  • Ghee is the secret to make a perfect Hollandaise Sauce, where it is a very good substitute for butter and much easier to work with.
  • Use ghee to make Bolognese Sauce.
  • Coat your pan with ghee before you cook the scrambled eggs to prevent sticking.
  • Make a French-style omelet, which is firm and does not brown, by using ghee instead of butter.
  • Ghee is a delicious accompaniment to fish, lobster or crab.
  • Mix ghee with nut butters to make a rich dip for apples or other fruit.
  • Mix ghee with Celtic sea salt and some chives to make a spread for pita bread.
  • Stir-fry chopped garlic in ghee and pour over fresh hot bread.
  • Sauté a batch of garlic in ghee to use for hummus.
  • Make a gluten-free dessert by mixing ghee (2 tsp), carob powder (1 tsp) and agave nectar (2-3 drops) well. Put this mixture on rice cake.
  • Since ghee is shelf-stable, you can carry it with you while traveling, camping or backpacking.
  • Use it as a skin lotion or massage oil. It keeps skin and joints supple.
  • You can also eat it straight out of the jar ☺

2 Responses to Magic (and Organic) Ghee!

  1. Marlo says:

    I live in Vancouver BC and would like to support my local community. Do you think I would be able to find locally made ghee here in Vancouver BC?

    Thanks!

    • Monica says:

      Hey Marlo! Know what? Doesn’t Vancouver have a pretty healthy Indian community? My guess is if you go to an Indian grocery (like a “sweets & spices” store) they might have some. Or! Inquire at an Indian grocery or your favorite Indian restaurants where you might buy some – they will know. That’s my advice. Vancouver is beautiful, btw! I love it. And had some mighty tasty Indian food when I was there too ;)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.