Ghee is one of the common ingredients used in Indian cooking and is usually and easily found in any Indian kitchen. Ghee is multipurpose and is widely used for heath and beauty both here in India. Homemade ghee is always the best since its the purest and few of any unwanted add-ins and is super easy to prepare as well. Below is how you could easily prepare pure ghee at home along with its benefits-
HOW TO MAKE GHEE AT HOME:
Things you need-
- Fresh milk cream
- Spoonful curd/probiotic capsule
You need minimum of 250-500 gms fresh cream. he more the fresh cream, the more would be the quantity of ghee. In Indian homes, it is a routine to boil mil everyday and separate the floating fresh cream and collect it for weeks in refrigerator to make ghee out of it. After you have achieved/collected the desired amount of fresh cream, you need to add culture to it and for that you can use curd or add in probiotic capsule. Mix and let it sit at room temperature on the counter top for 4-5 hours. Once it starts smelling pungent, transfer it to the refrigerator overnight. The next morning, start mixing with a hand whipper or spoon until the butter separates. You can add in some cold water to speed up the process. Strain the butter and separate it from buttermilk. You can now heat this butter until you get a transparent liquid which is called clarified butter or ghee. Store the ghee in a clean container or jar and use it as an when required.
BENEFITS OF GHEE FOR HEALTH AND BEAUTY:
HEALTHY COOKING – Ghee is a great replacement to refined oils used in cooking! It does not cause inflammation in the body and also adds nice taste and flavor to your dishes.
CLEAR SKIN – Ghee is a great moisturizer and works well for skin an hair both. Use it as a massage oil for skin and wash off to reveal soft skin. Applying ghee regularly before bedtime on the lips keeps them soft and pink lips naturally. It is also used as a treatment for dark circles.
HEALTHY HAIR – Ghee also strengthens hair follicles and makes hair longer, stronger and thicker eventually. It can also be used as a pre-shampoo hair mask for shiny and soft hair.
PAIN RELIEF – Ghee is also used to massage joints to relieve pain.
If you are on a keto diet, ghee makes a great MCT oil replacement for bullet-free coffee and helps lose weight.
WEIGHT LOSS – Ghee is known to be a rich source of saturated fats. The contributing factor in ghee that is the conjugated linoleic acid is a wonderful fat! Studies show that it aids in weight loss and helps to maintain a healthy weight.
IMPROVE DIGESTION – According to Ayurveda, ghee has the potential to stimulate the secretion of gastric acids and improve digestion. A teaspoon of ghee, when consumed regularly, is also known to be beneficial in easing constipation, combat hyperacidity, and treat acid reflux. Just add 1 tsp of ghee in one glass of milk and drink this to promote healing.
IMPROVE IMMUNITY – Ghee contains various fat-soluble vitamins – A, D, E, and K. And, all these vitamins are known to be play a vital role in normal functioning of the immune system.