In my search for some of the best
recipes possible using black seeds, I came upon this herbalist who was teaching
people to make butter his way. He suggested using lemon oil, rosemary
oil, sea salt, turmeric and marigold flowers. I have taken his original
recipes and revamped it totally and I have come up with some of the most
flavorful ghee you can imagine that is very healthy.
As you may know eating too much
butter is not good for your arteries, but by making ghee and then adding the
herbs to stop any blockage you will now have a product that is safe to use in
limited amounts. As with anything, excess is not good. I made this
today and it is so yummy, you will be thanking me a million times over.
What is Ghee?
Ghee or clarified butter is
used in many Middle Eastern Dishes, such as kabsa. When making ghee the milk
solids and water are removed from the butter and all is left is the butterfat
on top. It is a more delicious butter and is used to cook foods at a
higher cooking point without becoming toxic as in extra virgin olive oil.
Although ghee is cooked slightly
longer than clarified butter to give it the browning effect on the bottom,
you can use ghee or clarified butter in these recipes. Ghee does have a
nuttier taste than clarified butter. Ghee has a longer shelf life also and can
be stored on the shelf if you like. For me I keep mine in the
refrigeration. I have had my ghee in the refrigerator for over one year
with no loss of texture or sign ever of mold or waste.
Benefits of Lemon Oil
You will only use a few drops of the
lemon oil, but it will add flavor and health benefits to your ghee. Lemon
oil has limonene which has been shown to knock out pancreatic tumors and
cancer. It is also used in many of the liver detox drinks and with the oh
so famous Master Cleanse Diet which many famous celebrities
Turmeric and Marigold Mixture
Turmeric is a natural
anti-inflammatory food and is used to protect your liver, arteries and give you
overall protection. Turmeric is also used to prevent Alzheimer's disease and breast
cancer. Other benefits of curcumin or turmeric are:
Marigold has so many
benefits, that you will run to the herbalist and buy all he has. The
marigold has now been placed in the books of cancer and anti-cancer cures,
because it has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. The
marigold is also able to help in the treatment of wounds. Some of the remedies
for the marigold flowers are:
Rosemary oil is an
anti-oxidant which has many benefits and is good for the brain. Rosemary
has long been touted as a treatment for the entire body, not just the
brain. It will improve the immune system, heal digestion problems and
heal delicate organ problems, such as the liver.
Rosemary is also a great
essential oil for your hair. You can use this essential oil to slow down hair
loss and use as an ointment if you are bald. Not only is it good for the
hair, but for your skin too. You will find rosemary oil in many delicate
Nigella Sativa or Black
Yes, we are coming to
the main ingredient that we will add to make this ghee healthier with the use
of black seeds. You can add the oil, but I added whole seeds right at the
end of the process. It gave the ghee a wonderful flavor and will be
something you cannot do without. I had to immediately run to try out my
new ghee and indeed the flavor was just as expected, WONDERFUL.
seeds do not lose their value by cooking, but you want to make sure
not to burn them. So I suggest putting them in the end for just a minute
or so. Black seeds are so full of nutrition that they contain more than
100 different types of nutrients and vitamins. It is part of the
"Prophetic Medicine" that claims it cures all disease but death.
Now on to the actual
In many Arab dishes, the
first ingredient is "Ghee." Learning how to make ghee or purified
butter is not difficult and this article will show you how it is done.
Ghee is clarified butter or butter that is cooked to separate the fat,
which is then removed. It is a simple and easy process. Once you have a
container or jar of ghee, you will never want to go back to regular
butter again. The best ghee is made from raw butter. Raw butter can be
obtained from a local farmer or holistic store specializing in fresh dairy
There is nothing like making some delicious Saudi Kabsa with the base of ghee.
The flavor is so much more intense and wonderful when you start with ghee.
Most Arab or Middle Eastern cooking has a lot of fried food. The base of most
meals starts with some sautéed onions. To have a higher cooking point in virgin
olive oil, add in some ghee with the oil and the oil will be better tasting
Place one pound of butter in a
heavy based metal pan.
Turn the heat on low to simmer
the butter. Add in 6 drops of each of the essential oils of lemon, rosemary
and 1 teaspoon of the turmeric and marigold mixture. You can add in
one teaspoon of sea salt for more flavor and benefit if you like.
Keep the pan partially covered.
This process will take around 12-16 minutes. Do not stir the pan; just
tilt the pan slightly to see how the bottom of the pan is doing.
Around one minute before the
ghee is done, add in 1 tablespoon of whole black seeds.
When most of the froth is gone
and the bubbling has subsided, it is time to turn off the ghee and
remove it off the stove. Let the ghee or purified butter cool at
After the ghee is
completely cooled, strain the ghee and place it in a glass jar. It is
important at this point to use a glass jar.
The ghee will keep for
months in the refrigerator. The ghee will harden in the refrigerator, so
when it is needed, just use a knife or spoon to take out what is needed or
defrost it for a little while.
This recipe can be safely
As there are many
recipes and some claiming to be the best, always try and be careful not to let
the ghee burn. Some recipes will say to cook the ghee for up to 45
minutes. Do not follow these recipes as the ghee will be ruined.
Here is a video that will show you step by step how to make ghee. The
video is called "How to make Ghee