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Indian Recipes : Ghee recipe
Ghee is clarified butter

For this ghee recipe you need

8 ounces unsalted butter
4 whole cloves

Ghee recipe

Place butter in a heavy pan and melt over medium heat until foam rises to the surface.

Take care not to burn the butter.

Add the cloves , which will help in clarification and lend a delicate flavor , and gently stir.

Reduce the heat to low and continue cooking, uncovered, until the milk solids collect on bottom of the pan and turn a golden color.

Remove any crust that rises to the surface with a large spoon and set it aside.

Ladle off the ghee, taking care not to disturb the milk solids at the bottom of the pan.

The solids can be combined with the reserved thin crust to use later for making parathas(griddle-fried whole wheat bread),or for serving with steamed vegetables or cereals.

Background information on this ghee recipe

Ghee made form cream or butter is ideal for cooking and frying. It is far superior in its properties and digestibility than any vegetable oil. It is a purifier that absorbs and expels toxins from the body. Even though it comes from an animal source, it is consumed by many vegetarians because of its beneficial effects. Ghee contains vitamin D, and since it does not have even a trace of milk solids, it can be stored for a long time without refrigeration.

Also read "Milk in a Vegetarian Diet"

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Ghee recipe extracted from the indian recipes of the "Healing Cuisine" book, which contains over 200 tasty ayurvedic, vegetarian indian recipes (see full list of recipes)

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