Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
1 lb Organic butter
In a heavy bottom pan place 1 lb of unsalted organic butter. Before turning the
heat on, make sure the butter is not frozen. (If it is frozen, let it thaw for ½ an
hour.) Now turn the heat to medium low, and cook uncovered for about 12-15
min. When butter is cooking, you will hear a spluttering sound and you will see
froth bubbling at the top. At this point, begin to keep an eye on the ghee.
When it becomes very quiet and it is not bubbling, it means ghee is done. Pan
should be removed immediately. The ghee is done when milk solids get settled
at the bottom of the pan and they will turn light brown. Ghee can get burned very easily. Let it cool down and then pour it through a stainless steel mesh into a glass or steel container. Refrigeration is not required.
For Kapha constitution, once the ghee is done add a pinch of turmeric or cinnamon or bay leaf.