Ghee: Healthy and Flavorful Cooking Fat
Ghee is a clarified butter that is popularly known as a healthy cooking ingredient from India. A spoonful of Ghee added in every dish will leave a remarkable taste on your palate.
You can use ghee as your primary cooking fat because it is incredibly versatile. It can be used for both cooking and baking.
Indian foods are fattened and blessed with a brush of ghee. It makes the taste of the food so different by only putting a spoon full on your curries especially like Saag (Spinach), Dal (Lentils), Vegetarian Jalfrezi.
Here are some advantages of cooking and baking using Ghee
Ghee has a smoking temperature of about 450 degrees Fahrenheit (butters is 350 degrees). You can sauté without worrying about burning the taste. Pro-tip: It’s perfect for sautéing vegetables.
Ghee can be a substitute for butter in any recipe. It is favorable to use ghee because it adds a distinctive and stronger nutty flavor.
Ghee’s high smoke point makes it suitable for roasting without the risk of destroying important nutrients that it contains. Mix it with herbs and spices and rub on the meat before roasting. Hmm… I can smell it!
High smoke point is an advantage of ghee when frying. Try scrambled eggs. It won’t burn easily and adds a creamier aftertaste.
Want to add this wonderful ingredient to your kitchen shelf? Lotus has its own brand of Ghee! This exclusive ghee is the same product that we use in our fine Indian cuisine at all our locations. We make it ourselves from local organic butter.
Our Indian grocery store Lotus Chaat & Spices has closed, but Lotus Organic Ghee is available for purchase at all our Bay Area restaurants in three convenient sizes: 8 oz, 12 oz and 16 oz.
For inquiries contact any of our restaurants in Marin County.