How to Use Ghee for Cooking and Coffee
Sharing My Cooking Story
When I was a young girl, I remember seeing my father cook for gatherings, weddings, and religious ceremonies in my hometown. People came to our house to discuss with my father the food selection on their menu. By the way, one of the requisite food that a lot of people want my father to cook is called "nasi minyak" or scented rice. It is a famous traditional dish among the Malay clan in Malaysia. One of the main ingredients for making scented rice is ghee.
What Is Ghee?
Ghee is a type of clarified butter used widely in Indian cuisines, the Middle East, and some parts of Southeast Asian countries, particularly in Malaysia and Singapore. Traditionally, it’s made by gently heating the cows' milk until its water content evaporates then its milk solids can be skimmed and strained away. Finally, leaving behind only the liquid fat. Nowadays, you can find almost significant grocery stores in America that sell ghee on their cooking aisle. It is recognizable as a superfood alternative to other everyday butter, butter alternatives, and cooking oils that are made by simply cooking and filtering butter.
Ghee for Cooking
My husband and I used ghee in the food that we cooked at home, such as chicken tikka masala, chicken curry, and many others. You might think ghee is only useful in savory dishes. However, did you know you can use ghee for sweet treats such as french toast, pancakes, and cookies? For example, if you using ghee in the cookies recipe, it brings the gooey-ness and complexifies of the butter flavor. You could also replace all the butter with ghee, which would make it dairy-free! All you have to do is to make sure you have the right amount of ghee to use to replace the butter used in the recipe.
Ghee for Coffee and Tea
Following my move to the United States four years ago, I found that my husband has an interest in using ghee in coffee and tea. In the beginning, I was surprised because I never imagined that he use ghee in the beverages. It turns out ghee has a rich flavor and perfect component in a cup of coffee and tea. If you haven't tried using ghee in your beverage, I recommended to do it. It can be an alternative for people who has dairy allergies as ghee is lactose and casein free. However, if you are not a coffee drinker, try using it in the tea.
Ghee Health Benefits
Ghee contains a good amount of healthy fats, vitamins A, E, and D. Apart from that, it is full of omega-3 fatty acids, which are good fats and are essential for improving the brain, and heart health. It also provides a lot of energy to the body. I'm sure if you looking for a new way of healthy lifestyle you might want to consider ghee in your diet.
I'm sure if you searching on the internet you could find tons of recipes and useful of ghee in your daily life. I hope you will like it as much as we do!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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