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The Best Way For Beginners To Start Using Ghee
Ghee is an aromatic, creamy dairy product made from butter that has been "clarified," or cooked down and skimmed to remove milk proteins and excess water. Ghee has many health and wellness-boosting properties and can add a flavorful nuance to many dishes, and there are various ways to incorporate it into everyday recipes.
It's a good idea to start with ghee in moderation, and since it's popular in India, it does well when drizzled onto chapatis and curries, or added to lentil dishes and winter soups. Once you're more confident, you can add ghee to marinades and baked goods like pita and focaccia, or use it to balance out strong, acidic flavors in dishes.
You can even mix ghee into warm water and eat it on an empty stomach in the morning for its heart-healthy benefits, or add it to coffee to start your day with an energetic boost. However, ghee's nutty taste on its own isn't for everyone, and it's also high in monounsaturated fats, so it may not be suitable for everyone's diet.