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Ghee for Festival Sweets

Homemade Ghee from Trader Joe's Unsalted Butter
Ghee Prepared from Unsalted Butter ~ for Vinayaka Chavithi Tomorrow

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Amma & Authentic Andhra, Ghee (Friday September 14, 2007 at 9:24 pm- permalink)

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  1. Hi Indira,
    Vinayaka Chavithi Subhakankshalu! I was out of town for a while and when I came back, was amazed to see all the posts. Panduga panulu ela avutunayi? Regards n Cheers/ Nina

    Comment by Nina — September 14, 2007 @ 9:44 pm

  2. Hi Nina,
    Hope you had a good trip.
    I just finished the puja mandir decoration. Palavelli petta ledu kaani, vigraham alankarana ayindi.

    Do you celebrate the festival?

    Comment by Indira — September 14, 2007 @ 10:56 pm

  3. Hi Indira, Happy Vinayaka Chavithi. repu enti special menu? I was confused as to what sweet to make but i decided on paramannam after browsing the Naivedyam section. Did u get the Ganesh vigraham from India? I usually make a statue myself.

    Comment by Prathima — September 14, 2007 @ 11:03 pm

  4. Happy Vinayaka Chathurthi Shubakanshalu… do show us a picture of decorated ganesha, with garlands of gugullu.. but im not sure if the same habit is followed everywhere…

    Comment by priya Dilip — September 14, 2007 @ 11:09 pm

  5. Yes Indira we celebrate Vinayakachavathi. I also had Nomu today and with my mother-in-law’s presence, I am getting the real festive mood at home. Nenu kooda eppude alankaran complete chesanu. Hope to see your pictures soon! My trip was good, I have been to Texas and for couple of days. Regards n Cheers/Nina

    Comment by Nina — September 14, 2007 @ 11:36 pm

  6. Hi Prathima: Vinayaka Chavithi subhakankshalu!
    Great choice paramannam.
    Nenu Kudumulu chestaanu ee pandagaki.
    No, I usually make it from clay.

    Thanks Priya. Meeku kuda pandaga subhakanshalu!

    Nina: Festival excitement explains why I am still awake at this hour.:)
    Have a joyous celebration tomorrow!

    Comment by Indira — September 15, 2007 @ 12:33 am

  7. learnt how to prepare ghee thrur site and have already recommended to all my friends and sent a link to ur site of how ot prepare ghee. thanks

    Comment by prema — September 15, 2007 @ 4:39 am

  8. Hi Indira,
    Vinayaka Chathurthi Subakanshalu to you and Vijay.

    Comment by Mamatha — September 15, 2007 @ 5:26 am

  9. Hello Indira:

    Ghee, in Ayurvedic circles, has nothing but positive connotations. Its actualy the best vehicle/medium to dissolve medicinal herbs for maximum absorption into the body. Unfortunately, we ofen fall into the habit of only treating food as fats, carbs etc. It nourishes us on so many more levels though. Since Ghee is also considered a nervine tonic, I think there might be more scientific correlation behind the stereotype of communities that have a long tradition of using ghee and a very strong intellectual tradition (tamil brahmins for example).You won’t see any one paying for that kind of research though:)

    Comment by Janani — September 15, 2007 @ 3:04 pm

  10. Indira, Vinayaka Chathurthi wishes to you and Vijay! Janani’s thoughts are true! Thats why whenever you add ghee to your recipes I never think about the fat stuff. But again in the world of Siddha medicine the same medicine will have a different effect if mixed with ghee or honey. Also based on the body constitution a Siddha doctor prescribes the “anu bhaanam” (the ingredient to which the medicine is mixed, to enhance absorption”). Ghee is one of the best “anu bhaanam” used in Siddha medicine. Thanks for sharing the ways to make ghee.

    Comment by Nirmala — September 16, 2007 @ 4:29 am

  11. Forgot to add a point. Siddha medicine always insist on eating melted ghee!

    Comment by Nirmala — September 16, 2007 @ 4:58 am

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