We all love ghee on our chapatis or a spoonful in our spicy vegetables. But remember churning ghee in the good old days in our own kitchen, that was another level experience wasnt’t it?
Can never forget our grandmother churning cold cream from milk every weekend to make clarified butter also known as ghee. Churning butter dates back to 1,500 to 2,000 BC. In Hindu mythology, the God of creatures called “Prajapati ” created ghee by rubbing his hands together and then he poured it into the fire to engender his progeny. So whenever any Vedic ritual is performed of boarding ghee into the fire, it is considered as a re-enactment of the creation of Prajapati.
Churning Ghee Like The Good Old Times
Let’s discuss how to start the process of churning ghee from cream from milk in the comfort of your own home. The first thing is to make sure that the cream is cold. Place the cream in the large bowl and you can churn it with your hands using a blender. When you start to notice that the butter and the liquid are starting to separate you have to continue the process for 2 to 3 more minutes and the cream will completely separate from the liquid. Now place another bowl and put cheesecloth over it. When you drain the butter liquid in the cheesecloth the churned butter will stay on it.
Squeeze out any extra liquid from the butter to beging your process of churning ghee then pour in half a cup of ice-cold liquid over the butter as if you are washing it. Now place that butter in the pan and warm it. Let it simmer. Put it on the stove for about 20 to 25 minutes and don’t forget to stir it occasionally so that the milk solids don’t burn at the bottom. Once the ghee becomes clear, stop and let it cool for a few minutes then store it in an airtight jar. You have your own homemade ghee ready !!!!
We all should take an initiative for churning ghee in our kitchens and consume it. The first thing is that it’s super healthy and is enriched with carbohydrates and protein. It is good for your health. It is rich in fat and has high concentrations of monounsaturated Omega-3s. These fatty acids help you in maintaining a healthy heart and a healthy cardiovascular system. It locks in moisture and your skin will have a healthy glow. It strengthens the immune system and it has anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. If you are lactose intolerant then ghee is the way to go. It doesn’t only tastes amazing but comes with multiple benefits as well!
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Ghee is also considered a symbol of abundance in one’s family. Not only ghee is used in Indian families to cook food or to enhance its taste but it is also used in the Holy rituals that take place in our households and temples. It is considered a sacred food. Making ghee in your own home has many benefits as it is cheap, you know it is free from all the toxins and preservatives which are bad for your health and it helps you in having a stronger upper arm.
So don’t you think spending a little extra time, doing a little work out by churning ghee into clarified butter is good for you? We all should take this initiative of churning butter in our own homes and bringing that extra taste to our meals.