Delicious recipes using desi ghee

Delicious recipes using desi ghee : SureshFoods.com

Cooking is all about creativity!All do not follow same criteria while cooking. They have different tastes and way of preparation. Some people find cooking to be interesting and fun. Whereas, others find it as a boring requirement.

Ghee is a versatile cooking medium. Ghee has a much nutty and rich flavour. It enhances the taste and aroma of the food in which it is added. Besides, the taste and flavour of ghee it also has various health benefits as well. It is one such food supplement that is used as a cooking medium and as an Ayurvedic medicine from thousands of years. If you want prepare simple and tasty dishes using ghee. You are on the right page. You can buy pure desi ghee at our online store. Visit our website https://sureshfoods.com/ to know more.

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#ghee rice

Ghee rice brings an essence of richness and amazing flavour. You can serve ghee rice with sides of spicy vegetable or non-veg curries. Spices are one one of those key ingredients in the food which can enhance the taste of the meal. The aromatic spices are roasted in desi ghee which enhances the flavour of the spices. The rice absorbs the flavours and tastes yummy, end of all!! To sum up the recipe –

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups – Basmati Rice
  • 2 – 3 Tbsp desi Ghee
  • ½ Tsp cumin
  • 1 Tsp fennel (optional)
  • 4 – 5 green cardamom
  • 4- 6 cloves
  • 2 Inch cinnamon Stick
  • 1 – 2 bay leaf
  • 2 Inch fresh ginger
  • 4 – 6 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup Onions (Sliced thin)
  • 1 Tsp black pepper (Optional)
  • 3 ¾  cups warm water
  • ½  Tsp salt To taste
  • 2 Tbsp raisins (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp cashew nuts (optional)
  • ¼  cups Onion sliced

Directions

  1. Wash and soak the rice in water for 30 minutes and drain the water off later.
  2. Make thin slices of onions; crush or thinly slice the ginger and garlic.
  3. Heat a thick bottomed pan or pressure cooker and add 2 tbsp desi ghee to it. Take a pan, pour ghee and then add the cashew nuts and fry till brown. Add the raisins  and stir fry till puffed up. Drain and reserve. Add the thinly sliced onions for garnish and fry till golden brown. Drain and reserve as well.
  4. Add 1 more tbsp of desi ghee to the pan. Add the whole spices and saute till their aroma fills in the air. Add sliced onions, ginger and garlic. Saute till the onions become translucent. Add the drained rice and fry for few minutes till the grains begins to look dry. Add warm water and salt for taste. Cook it till it is done.
  5. Serve ghee rice by sprinkling the fried garnishes on top. And your ghee rice is ready to eat!
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#ghee jaggery cookies

Ghee jaggery cookies are a hand made cookies with a unique taste of ghee and jaggery.  These cookies are soft in texture with an amazing taste as it’s rare that you see ghee, jaggery and fennel being used for preparing cookies.

Ingredients

  • ¾  cup jaggery
  • ½  cup water
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour  
  • 3 tsp desi ghee
  • ½  cup shredded dry coconut
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder, optional
  • about ½ cup hot water

Directions

  1. In a small pan over low flame, heat water and jaggery together until it melts. Then  remove from heat and set it aside to cool down.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, coconut and fennel seeds. Add desi ghee in the dry ingredients bowl and mix it with hand until it forms a crumbly mixture.
  3. Gently pour in jaggery into the large mixing bowl and use your hand to knead the cookie mix into a pliable dough.
  4. Take about 1 tablespoon of dough and flatten it out. You can use a fork to gently press and make a criss-cross pattern and press down with a fork to make pattern.
  5. Deep fry the dough in desi ghee until it turns to be golden yellow. You can also bake them in 375 F for about 10 minutes. And you can serve tasty cookies this summer!

#carrot halwa

This is basically an Indian and Pakistani sweet dish which is loved by everyone. If you have tasted carrot halwa in an Indian cuisine, you will be pleasantly surprised with its amazing taste and fresh flavour.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp desi ghee
  • 4 cardamom pods (cracked)
  • 2 cups carrots (shredded)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp honey or sugar according to your taste
  • Almonds or cashews for garnish

Directions

  1. Warm the ghee and cardamom pods over medium heat until it melts.
  2. Add carrots and cook gently. Stir it until they soften
  3. Add milk and cook. If you are adding sugar, add sugar and stir until the mixture is moist but not soupy.
  4. Stir in honey if you are not using sugar and remove from heat.
  5. Use chopped almonds or cashews roasted in desi ghee and garnish well.

#kesar rice sweet

Kesar rice sweet is a sweet dish which mainly contains basmati rice. For all who love to eat eat Indian sweet dishes occasionally, this can be a great dish. You can also refer this video before you try.

Ingredients

  • Basmati rice – ⅔ cup
  • Desi ghee – 4 tsp
  • Sugar – ⅓ cup
  • Kova – ⅔ cup
  • Meva – ½ cup
  • Elaichi – ¼ tsp
  • Kesar – ¼ tsp
  • Milk – 2 cup
  • Water – 1 ½ cup

Directions

  1. Wash and soak the rice for 30 mins and drain off the water later.
  2. Boil the rice and keep it aside once cooked.
  3. Soak kesar in the milk and keep it for sometime.
  4. Take a pan, pour desi ghee add elaichi powder and stir well for 10-15 seconds.
  5. Now add meva to it and mix it well on a low flame.
  6. Mix rice, kesar milk, sugar and mix well.
  7. Let it cook for about 5-7 minutes on a low flame.
  8. Lastly add kova to the dish and give it a nice mix. And here your kesar rice sweet is ready to serve. This festive season try this new sweet at home, rather than the usual ones!

You can also try out these amazing recipes as well. Check out these videos to know more –

Balusha

Balusha is an Indian sweet made by using maida, desi ghee, curd and sugar.

Baati churma

Rajasthani Baati Churma Recipe is one of the most popular dish of Rajasthani cuisine. This dish is an esteemed part of every Rajasthani household.

Milk cake

You might be wondering – what can I do with the ghee left over?

Milk cake is the cake made by using the ghee left over. If you prepare homemade ghee this recipe will be useful for you.  

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Try your hand over these ghee recipes which will leave you lip smacking and finger licking good! Using ghee in your diet can be very beneficial to your health. Just remember that you do not exceed the calories limit. If you are wondering which is the best organic ghee you can buy? Here we are there to provide you with organic ghee which is available directly from our farms. Visit our website  https://sureshfoods.com/  to know more.