I once had a recipe with Ghee in it, however I thought it was very unhealthy, so did not make that recipe.
I had first looked at it in the supermarket and it was rather expensive and a large quantity.
I have not used or attempted to use it since.
I recently discovered ghee, a popular fat used in Asian cooking. Many consider it 'fattening' because it is clarified butter.
Let me clarify something, fat does not make you fat. It is a misconception, which the government feeds into society. Sugar makes you fat. Be it a broccoli floret, or a slice of bread, sugar makes you fat, not fat.
You go JamieOliver'sGirl. . . !! We have to re-educate ourselves. Dr Jason Fung. Renal specialist.(youtube) He has turned my diabetic life around. I have given up sugar and am eating good fats and have lost 4 kilos without even trying and my BSL has plummeted. My doctor is stoked. Luckily, she is Indian and understands food remedies as well as her medical training.
I don't need to use something not to be a fan.
Ghee is a 'clarified butter'.
I never ever use any kind of butter or ingredient like it in cooking.
It would make my son very sick.He has not had butter in 15 years.
I made some yesterday. It smells like heaven . . .sort of toffee popcorn fairyflossy. It is good for healing and joints, lowers cholesterol, is very digestible, keeps for months at room temperature, can be cooked at very high heat and stay stable . . .and tastes like something really sinful but I would NEVER sip it off the spoon because I was home alone and nobody could see! I then made 100 times washed Ghee to use as a moisturiser as I have dry skin. I didn't wash it 100 times as I got a sore arm but it came out lovely. I added a drop of lavender essential oil to it. Mmmmmmmm. (why are my dogs following me around??)
Being an Indian, we use ghee in our cooking. But I use a teaspoon over 3 days. Ghee is supposed to be very healthy, even healthier than some cooking oils. It has a high smoking point and is comparatively heart-friendly
Ghee adds the most wonderful flavour especially to veggies. And yes, I'm sure it's quite fattening, but you only need a teaspoon or less depending on the quantity you are cooking. I usually use it in conjunction with a healthier option like olive oil or rice bran oil. And I make my own ghee - store bought doesn't even come close to home made!
I buy bulk cultured butter on special and freeze it to make my own Ghee. The prices in the shops are outrageous for Ghee. I find making the Ghee a very pleasant pastime and the house smells insanely good too.