We all know that ghee makes a star appearance in every Indian dish, especially during festivals. Let’s face it, our food is as rich and opulent as our celebrations. No Indian delicacy is complete without a generous drizzle of ghee. That is why, this Holi, we are talking about the wonders of ghee, its many variants, how best to use it, and how to ensure that you absorb its true benefits. Here’s more on India’s pride & glory, ghee!
Different types of ghee
To get the best quality cow ghee, the preparation must be carried out carefully. Fresho Pure Cow Ghee is made using a Slow Cook process, wherein the temperature is steadily & gradually increased at regular intervals in order to retain the natural taste & aroma. This method gives a golden granular texture to the ghee and enhances its quality. Being free from preservatives, impurities, and artificial colours, Fresho Pure Cow Ghee is naturally flavorful and fragrant. It is an excellent source of energy and great for daily cooking.
A dollop of ghee not only elevates the taste of any dish but also adds that much-adored aroma and richness to it. bb Popular Desi Ghee is made from quality buffalo milk and guarantees to up the ante when it comes to flavour & fragrance. Made with zero preservatives, impurities, or artificial colours, this desi ghee is hygienically packed and manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities. Pure desi ghee is also known to improve overall heart health and is excellent for your skin. Add it to daal, rotis, and paranthas for that mouth-watering taste, or use it in laddoos, panjiri, and other sweets for that soft melty texture.
If you want to go that extra mile to ensure healthfulness and enjoy the true flavour of ghee, organic ghee is the way to go. It is natural and produced using milk obtained from Certified Organic Farms. Certified Organic Farms are maintained on land that is free from any kind of carcinogenic materials, including traces of insecticides, pesticides, and heavy metals. It takes an average of 8 years for a conventional farm to be declared a Certified Organic Farm. These farms use bio-friendly and eco-friendly practices to grow fodder/feed for the cows. Not only that but organic certified farms also grow herbs and medicinal plants which help cows increase their disease-fighting capabilities. All these precautions take Organic Ghee to a whole new level in terms of purity and nutrition.
Organic A2 Ghee takes things even further. Did you know that the quality of ghee you consume also depends on the breed of cows that produce its milk? Indian cows, like all other indigenous species, have better immunity to their environment and are healthier due to a climate that favours them. That is why Fresho Organic A2 Ghee is made from the milk of Indian cow breeds like Hallikar & Malnad Gidda. These cows are bred in Certified Organic Farms where everything from the cow’s feed to the ghee processing facility follows strict regulations and high standards.
That’s about ghee and its many varieties, now let’s look at the best way to use it.
Easy-to-cook ghee recipes
Thick, rich, and tasty.
Mysore Pak is a drool-worthy sweet that originated from Mysore. This sweet dish is consumed generously across the country. Also, you will be surprised to know that only 3 ingredients are required to prepare a good batch of Mysore Pak. Yes, you read it right! All you need is besan, ghee, and sugar to prepare this melt-in-the-mouth sweet. Its consistency is so smooth that as it slowly melts in your mouth, it takes you on a trip to heaven and back. And guess how long it takes to cook. Only 15-20 minutes! Cool, isn’t it?
Kachori with a twist.
If you ever sit to make a list of the most favourite Indian snacks, leaving kachori from the list would be a sin. Almost every second person loves enjoying this crispy snack on a tea break. What if we tell you there is a recipe that promises a crispy kachori with a sweet undertone? The shahi mawa kachori is all about the classic mix of mawa and kachori. And did we tell you that it is widely prepared during Holi? The dish contains the familiar thick, crispy shell of a kachori, filled with mawa, saffron, and dry fruits.
Add a savoury touch to the festival.
There is absolutely no way we will make a list of Holi recipes and not add a namkeen snack to it. Potato bafla baati, is an excellent addition to your list of Holi snacks. This Rajasthani snack contains an array of your favourite ingredients like potatoes, ghee, and a mix of spices. Although these are traditionally made in a tandoor, you can get the same flavours using a microwave oven too!
The classic mixture of rava & ghee.
The combination of rava and ghee is great for desserts. The rava kesari is a classic South-Indian dessert that combines the wholesomeness of semolina with the richness of saffron strands. The dessert has a familiar orange hue and kesari flavour. Top it with some freshly chopped dry fruits and it is ready to be served!
So this Holi, along with gulaal, pichkaris, and all other essentials, don’t forget to add pure delicious ghee to your basket—for that touch of liquid gold to brighten your celebration of colours!
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