Often regarded as liquid gold, ghee is considered the best form of fat for the body, plus the best oil for Pitta – the Dosha of fire (and a bit of water). Its myriad benefits make it an excellent ingredient in everyday cooking, as well as a supplement in specific Ayurvedic healing protocol.
Boosts Ojas or vitality
Balances the Agnis or digestive fires
Improves intelligence, memory, vision and voice
Supports liver, kidneys and brain
Increases reproductive fluid
Prep Time: 2 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes
1 lb unsalted organic butter (unfrozen)
Add the butter to a pan and heat on medium low. Cook uncovered for about 12 or 15 minutes.
While butter is cooking, you will begin to hear a spluttering sound and you will see froth bubbling at the top. At this point, begin to keep an eye on it as ghee can burn very easily.
The ghee is done when it becomes very quiet, is no longer bubbling and the milk solids have settled to the bottom of the pan. Remove the pan immediately from the heat at this point.
Let the ghee cool, then strain 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, cinnamon or bay leaf.
We love sharing the traditional Kerala rituals with our Immersion and Internship participants to AyurvedaGram wellness Centre, where our entire team is devoted to supporting your highest You.
Although located near Bangalore for travel convenience, the Ayurvedic soul of Kerala is channeled at AyurvedaGram with lush medicinal gardens and transplanted antique traditional Kerala homes composing the classical healing complex. From the moment guests arrive, the traditions begin as we usher guests over the threshold of our reception doorway. This is an auspicious act for guests to leave behind their “outside persona” and enter the healing sanctuary as only their true, essential Self.
The antique buildings are filled with meaningful detail, such as the “evil eye” ornaments on the walls intended to ward of toxic energy. Ayurveda’s goal in healing is to eliminate maximum toxins from the body, mind, body and spirit – that includes subtler energies like thoughts and intentions.
Each day at AyurvedaGram is an opportunity to see more daily traditions, such as the pookalam, or floral carpet. It is believed that the divine enters the house each day, and the art of pookalam welcomes our divine aspect into a sacred space by celebrating the seasonal blooms, gifts from nature.
More blooms are offered each morning and evening to Bhuvaneshvari, Earth Goddess, who presides over our healing space in the reception area garden. Lighting the vilakku, or temple lamp, thanks and praise are given to Bhuvaneshvari. This is a deep gesture of honoring the health and prosperity of all the creatures within the sanctuary – human, plant and animal.
Invite what you hold sacred each day, and your invitation will serve as a beacon for good things to come.