Reading is a habit that I gave long time back not because I wanted to but once lil one came along priorities changed and somehow I lost that good habit of mine…sigh! Time flies quickly now he is 5 ½ and he himself has got into a very good reading habit which kind of enthused me go back to the snuggly world of books again! I was never an English book reader; I used to find comfort in reading Malayalam books which lifted me into a different world without paying attention to what’s happening around me. Mohammed Basheer was one of my favourite author and had read almost all his books during those good old days…Getting a Malayalam book to read was not an option here ,so I went to the library and picked up a book a friend suggested “ The Alchemist “ . I couldn’t believe that I still can read books without getting distracted too much and I finished the book in 2 days!! Book had a great moral for us, i.e. we should follow our dreams and never give up!! Sometimes we never know we can do something unless we try it. I think that should be my resolution for the rest of the year J
Getting back to the topic, today I am going to share a simple post of making homemade ghee from butter. For those who live back home getting pure ghee is not a big affair, but here what we get in tins as ghee doesn’t taste or smell like ghee. I was bringing ghee from India every year but after few months when it finishes I had to use the rubbish ghee (read expensive too) we get here, so I decided to make my own ghee from butter. I was so happy that I made it as it smelled and tasted just like the divine ghee we get back home,100 % pure too! Making ghee from butter is a breeze, all you need is 20 minutes and a thick bottomed pan and some patience J
Unsalted butter – 500gm
- In a thick bottomed pan place the butter and heat it on a low flame.
will melt and boil and it looks foamy. Simmer it on a low flame and continue
boiling on a low flame stirring occasionally.
- After 18- 20 minutes it becomes clear and u will see a residue settled on the bottom.
- Once its cools down a little, sieve it and store it a clean airtight bottle.
Before I sign off let me wish all the friends who celebrate Holi a very Happy Holi !!