If you reminisce your childhood days, you might remember your mom or grandmother telling you to eat cow ghee with roti, paratha, rice etc. Even pregnant women were recommended desi ghee to ensure proper child growth. So, what was special about this food product that made it so important for everyone?
There are some signature aspects about Indian food that makes it uniquely tasty and an absolute favourite for people in foreign countries to have as an exotic cuisine. The use of clarified butter, better known as ghee, is a big reason for that. Ghee is a big part of not just Indian and middle-eastern cuisine but also culture. It is made from pure cow's milk. It is evaporated till the water is gone and only milk solids are left. The solids are then skimmed off and sieved, leaving only the fats, which is the ghee.
If someone told you that adding butter to your regular diet was a great idea, your heart would scream so loud, you could hear it. But clarified butter or ghee is an Indian variant of butter that is a more purer form and has many health benefits to boast about. If you grew up in a traditional Indian home, you have been treated with this delicious ingredient, probably every day.