Ghee, also known as clarified butter has been a part of the Indian cuisine for many centuries. It is a very healthy addition to the diet and in many homes, food was traditionally prepared only in ghee. It is widely used in India and Pakistan. It can be stored for extended periods without refrigeration, if kept in an airtight container.
According to Ayurveda, ghee is considered as a substance that gives longevity.
– Ghee is used to prepare rice or is served with it.
– It is used to make Indian sweets such as ‘Halwa’ and ‘Mysore Pak’; for cooking regular main dishes (replacing oil); on naans, rotis and parathas etc.