Mention the word Ghee (clarified butter)!!! And you see expressions of “high cholesterol-unhealthy-heart attack-weight gain & etc” and that is simply because we are ignorant of its health benefits. Now the recommended daily allowance of fat per person is in the region of 10 to 15 grams, (now that is all you are allowed in a 24 hour day).
Keep in mind that 10-15g of fat per day is not a lot, and there is some form of fat in almost everything that we eat on a daily basis-the bread, the muffin, the salad dressing, the piece of meat, fish or chicken or the stir fried veggies-all these fats are part of your allowance of 10-15g per day. Ghee seems to be a popular choice for health conscious cooks because it lacks hydrogenated oil and is composed of mainly saturated fats. Consuming large amounts of ghee or any other fat is obviously an unhealthy choice, however because of its rich flavour; a teaspoon of ghee goes a long way in adding flavour to any dish-making it more suitable for those on low fat diets. Yes! Ghee is also safe for those that are lactose intolerant-1 tablespoon of ghee contains approximately 14g of fat-minus all the artificial additives, preservatives and Trans fats and minus all of the milk proteins are removed during the clarifying process. The western world is still performing tests and there has been ongoing research on the medicinal benefits of ghee, but for centuries now ghee has been used in Indian medicinal practice and beauty treatments.
750g salted or unsalted butter