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The goodness of Ghee from Rujuta’s gyan

The goodness of Ghee from Rujuta’s gyan

The goodness of Ghee

After rice, I feel Ghee occupies the unenviable position as one of the most misunderstood foods in India today. At one time considered the food of Gods, its now a “fattening” ingredient and somehow responsible for the lifestyle diseases of this generation. But is that the truth?

Since the 70s and 80s when inspired by the marketing and propaganda of “heart healthy” vegetable oils, an entire country let go off its 5000-year old food wisdom to eat Ghee, has our heart health really improved?

Are there fewer cases now of diabetes, high cholesterol, etc? Or did we make a blunder when Ghee was labeled “saturated fat” and pushed in the same category as trans-fats and hydrogenated fats?

Things we don’t know or don’t bother to know about GheeMost common myths about Ghee and where you should banish them
Ghee has antibacterial and antiviral properties. Other than helping you recover from sickness, it ensures that you don’t fall sick.Ghee is fattening – Ghee by nature is lipolytic, that which breaks down fat. And this is due to its unique short chain fatty acid structure.
The anti-oxidants in Ghee make it the miraculous anti-wrinkling and anti-ageing therapy you were searching for.Ghee is a saturated fat – It’s a saturated fat, yes, but with such a unique structure that it actually helps mobilize fats from stubborn fat areas of the body. Not a saturated fat like trans-fats in your biscuits, cakes, pizza, etc.
Ghee is excellent for joint health as it lubricates and oxygenates them.Ghee will increase cholesterol – Ghee reduces cholesterol by increasing contribution of lipids towards metabolism. Liver produces excess cholesterol under stress. Ghee helps you de-stress, sleep better and wake up fresher.
Ghee takes nutrients from your food and deliver them through fat permeable membranes like in the brain.Ghee is harmful for heart – Rich in antioxidants, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and fat soluble vitamins like A, E, D, Ghee has just what you need for a healthy heart.
Ghee improves your satiety signal and ensures you eat the right amount of food.Ok, ok fine, Ghee is good, but must not eat it too much – Traditionally we add Ghee in each meal. The quantity at which the taste of food is best is the right quantity. Only your tongue and stomach can tell you that.

What does our ancient food wisdom tells us: Runam krutva, ghrutam pibet – take a loan, but drink ghee. Cook in it or add on top of cooked food, it will continue to bless you.

P.S: And yes, the best Ghee is the one made at home from an Indian cow’s milk. The next decent option is Ghee from buffalo milk. The jersey cow milk and Ghee has no benefits that you seek. So that rules out the tetra packed milk unfortunately.

What you can do is – support a goshala and help preserve the Indian cow.

For people outside India – Use the best possible option but start making a demand for Indian cow milk/ butter. Especially if you are in a country where “customer is the king”.

Source : http://rujutadiwekar.blogspot.in/2013/03/the-goodness-of-ghee.html

Cooking with ghee – the figure-friendly fat

Cooking with ghee – the figure-friendly fat

Cooking with ghee – the figure-friendly fat

Traditional Indian ghee has a long list of surprising health benefits

I had a very juvenile moment on radio years ago with Pat Kenny when I was doing a segment on Indian food. I placed a large tub of ghee next to him, forcing him to say this colloquially rude word live on air. Pat, being the consummate broadcaster, went on to explain the etymology of the word and how the slang use of it came into being. It’s a Dublin thing!
Ghee, of course, is a traditional type of clarified butter used in Indian cuisine. Clarified butter is made by melting butter, discarding the dairy solids and just using the pure, clear fat that is left. Ghee goes through an extra step of gentle cooking to evaporate the moisture. It is rapidly gaining popularity with avid supporters of Paleo and low-carb high-fat (LCHF) diets and some even suggest taking ghee in your coffee to aid weight loss!

I don’t know if I’d go that far now, but ghee does have several health benefits and culinary uses that makes it an ingredient worth looking at.

Lactose free: When butter is melted to produce ghee, most of the dairy solids are discarded. This means that ghee is a pure fat with only trace amounts of lactose or casein. You can use ghee in the same way as you would regular butter, so it is the ideal substitute.

High smoke point: In culinary terms, the smoke point is the temperature at which fat starts to burn. Obviously, burnt flavours tarnish the taste and appearance of the dish. And from a health standpoint, burnt fats start to change into unhealthy compounds that are potentially carcinogenic. I would use ghee to sauté onions, and fry steak and pancakes.

Long shelf life: When ghee is produced, all the moisture is evaporated and the dairy solids are removed. The fat that is left is very stable and won’t go off if left at room temperature. It retains its original flavour and freshness for up to a year without refrigeration.
Fat busting: Ghee is a natural source of the essential fatty acid conjugated linolenic acid (CLA) found in animal fats. Bodybuilders often beef up on CLA or take supplements as studies show that it may improve the fat to lean muscle tissue ratio. One of its functions is that boosts the enzymes that help metabolise body fat and also resist new fat cells from forming.

Cancer fighting: Ghee contains cancer fighting CLA and butyric acid. Both have been shown to prevent and slow down certain types of cancers and tumour growth.
Vitamin rich: Ghee is rich is vitamin A, D, E and K which are vital for a healthy immune system, bones, brain, heart healthy and blood clotting.

Improves vitamin absorption: Ghee aids the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals from other foods. This has been a problem before in very low-fat diets. Aids digestive health: Ghee helps heal and restore the integrity of the gut lining. It reduces inflammation, has anti-viral properties and has been shown to be beneficial for sufferers of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

Rozanne Stevens
Source : independent.ie

8 awesome health benefits of ghee, which you cannot overlook

8 awesome health benefits of ghee, which you cannot overlook

Health benefits of ghee, which you cannot overlook

No matter if pure ghee contains liberal quantity of saturated fats and random or excessive consumption may cause unwanted weight gain but pure ghee offers some best health benefits. So you may actively consider ghee to include in your diet with moderation for enjoying a bunch of exclusive health benefits. Check here 8 awesome health benefits of ghee that will help you to stay healthy, beautiful, and revitalized.

Low in fat

Suffering from cholesterol or other cardiovascular disease?  If yes, ghee is your better dietary choice than butter. According to research, ghee can reduce cholesterol better than butter. If you are looking for a healthier option of saturated fats to include in your diet, pure cow ghee is one of the best options.

Boosts immune system

Ghee contains lots of antioxidants, which is one of the health benefits of ghee. Ghee has super absorption power, which helps consumers like you to enjoy better ability to absorb minerals and vitamins from the foods after consumption, which boosts immunity level. It is observed that regular consumption of moderate quantity of ghee offers these health benefits:

  • Boosts immunity power of body
  • Boosts concentration power of its consumers,
  • Boosts memory power,
  • Boosts digestive system and helps in keeping health system detoxified.
  • High smoke point is one of the added health benefits for using ghee as a frying medium.

 Supplies essential fatty acids

We need certain amount of fat in our body so that some organic functions can safely be performed.  These functions are mostly intricate physiological functions like guard of stomach wall against peptic acids, offering support for the nerve, brain, as well as for building cell membranes and consolidation them. Consumption of ghee offers one of the prime health benefits of ghee, which is steady supply of quality saturated fats for body that

Heals burn injury

Ability to heal the burn injury is one of the best benefits of ghee. If you suddenly have a burn injury, you can smear ghee on it. Gentle smearing of ghee on the burn injury can soothe pain, brings back elasticity of skin, and prevents formation of blisters. Regular ghee smear on scar helps in preventing the scar.

Relieves constipation

Ghee is mild laxative because its vitamin content. Those are suffering from mild or severe bout of constipation may try ghee with hot rice. Users have claimed that ghee with honey at morning or after meal can help in reducing the severity of constipation. This is one of Ghee health benefits that pregnant women can also enjoy for their comfort.

Beneficial for skin

Ghee is a skin friendly ingredient. Pure cow ghee can be used a natural moisturizer and natural hydrating agent. Regular use of ghee as a skin pack helps in eliminating dryness and risk of formation of wrinkles and fine lines on face. Use of pure ghee as moisturizer heals chapped lips, prevents skin dryness, and comforts itchiness of skin allergy, etc. Skin friendliness is one of the great health benefits of ghee.

Beneficial for hair health

Pure cow ghee is loaded with vitamin E, A and K. Both Vitamin A and E boosts hair health. Realer scalp massage with pure ghee helps in controlling dandruff, prevents hair dryness, and adds excellent shine and bounce in hair. Users have claimed that regular ghee massage stops hair fall problem and initiates new hair growth.

Improves eyesight and relieves fatigues eyes

Eyesight improvement is one of the amazing health benefits ghee. You need to use 1 drop of ghee in lukewarm condition to drop on each eyes. Not only this natural eye care remedy prevents dry eye syndrome, also it helps in controlling viral infection like conjunctivitis.

Feeling extremely fatigued? Use 1 drop of ghee in each of your eyes. Light massage on under eye zone with ghee helps in reducing dark circles that happens mostly due to insufficient sleep at night.

These are amazing health benefits of ghee; however, these benefits are available from homemade Milkio’s ghee, which is 100% pure New Zealand grass fed ghee, procured with hygienic process with best possible quality assurance.

Smoke Chicken with Pure Milkio Ghee

Smoke Chicken with Pure Milkio Ghee

Smoke Chicken with Pure Milkio Ghee

Smoke chicken in a globally famous delicious chicken recipe: the exclusiveness of the recipe is it’s awesome flavor and tongue tingling taste with minimum ingredients. One of the best advantages of this chicken recipe is there is no fixed rule for ingredient measurement; you can add your personal taste by tweaking and twisting the ingredients and its proportion according to your discretion.

Ingredients for chicken marinade:

Chicken: 750 grams

  • Red Chili Powder
  • Coriander Powder
  • Cumin (Jeera) Powder
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Pepper powder
  • Salt
  • Garam Masala
  • Ginger- garlic- onion paste
  • Curd
  • Coconut milk
  • Milkio’s Pure Ghee –50g for the entire chicken
  • Coriander Leaves-chopped
  • Kasuri Methi
  • Cream
  • Green Chili-chopped

 Instructions:

  • You need to marinate the chicken first: add all ingredients and keep the marinade chicken in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Take 2-3 tablespoonful ghee and add the marinated chicken in the heated ghee. Cover the chicken with adequate water in a way so that the chicken gets covered by water. Add some coconut milk in it: it will add an extra richness in the gravy. Once the chicken gravy starts boiling, reduce the flame and slow the cooking process.
  • Cook until the chicken becomes soft and tender. When chicken will get ready, open the lid, and add in it chopped coriander leaves, green chilies, and kasuri Methi.
  • Now, an awesome cooking twist! Keep a small piece of charcoal on flame and hold it with any kitchen tool. Allow the charcoal to be hot.
  • Once the gravy is prepared, now take a small bowl and place the hot charcoal in it. Pour 1 teaspoon of Milkio’s pure ghee on it.
  • It will help you to flush the flame out of the charcoal: now place it in the middle of gravy in the cooking pan and close the lid tightly so that the smoke cannot come out of the lid. Allow it to sit tight for next 5-7 minutes.
  • Now remove the lid, remove the charcoal, and add cream in it. You can add grated cheese on the top. Your prepared smoke chicken is ready to serve.

Now enjoy Smoke Chicken either with rice or with paratha or roti. It is really lip smacking when your culinary expertise will be blended with Milkio’s pure ghee pure quality and aroma!

Ghee Cookies

Ghee Cookies

Ghee Cookies

Cookies baked with Milkio’s Pure New Zealand ghee is palatable and hard to resist from over eating. But it is easy to cook and it takes little time to get the preparation done. Try the recipe of Ghee Cookies with Milkio’s Pure New Zealand ghee and enjoy accolades of Cookie expert from friend and family members:

Ingredients:

  • Flour – 500 g
  • Baking powder  –  1 and 1/2 tea spoons,
  • Icing sugar – 550 g
  • Milkio’s Pure Cow Ghee – 150 g
  • Ghee or Oil for kneading-as needed.

Instructions: How to prepare Ghee cookies

  • Use a Sieve to filter the flour, now add icing sugar and baking powder in the mix. Now mix all three carefully and gently.
  • Slowly add Milkio’s Pure New Zealand ghee and start kneading.
  • Then you can start adding ghee/oil: take 1 teaspoon at a time for making the right softness in the mix,
  • When the dough will not stick to hand, you may assume that it is properly kneaded and it’s ready for baking.
  • Now you need to line a baking tray with wax paper,
  • Now Make small marble sized dough- balls: dough balls should of same size,
  • Place them all on the baking tray,
  • Now start baking is a slow heat,
  • Check if the cookies are baked: touch the balls and if you get a powdery residue on the fingertips, you may assume that the baking is done.
  • Remove the baked cookies from oven and allow them to get cooled on a wire rack away from the heat.

Now It’s Time To Enjoy Ghee Cookies!! Milkio’s Pure Ghee Will Add Yummy Aroma To Your Ghee Cookies!