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Question:Where can I find ghee for cooking?

I just found a recipe in Deepak Chopra's November newsletter. It sounds very yummy and calls for ghee, which I'm guessing is like vegetable fat? Here's the recipe.

Maple Filo Walnut Triangles

1 teaspoon ghee
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 cups walnuts, chopped coarsely
¼ cup coconut flakes
1 teaspoon cinnamon
12 sheets whole-wheat pastry filo
¼ cup ghee or vegetable spray
1 teaspoon nutmeg

Heat the ghee and maple syrup in a sauté pan. Add the walnuts and sauté until well coated. Stir in the coconut flakes and cinnamon. Continue to combine until well coated.

Cut a whole filo pastry sheet into ¼-inch strips. Very lightly spread the ghee on the sheets with a pastry brush. (You can also use vegetable spray instead of ghee. Lightly spray the sheets with the vegetable oil.) Stack four strips on top of each other.

Place some of the chopped walnut mixture into the corner of the filo pastry. Fold into a triangle starting at the corner and keep folding until the triangle is complete.

Place on a sprayed sheet pan, lightly brush some ghee on top, and sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

The Chopra Center at La Costa Resort and Spa Link

Asked by springshine on 11/4/08 2 Answers»


Thanks for the recipe, Eva1873! I've seen it in my cookbooks but never knew it could be made homemade.

Answered by: aliciak on 11/11/08


Ghee is clarified butter, and you can make your own. Heat a pound of butter in a saucepan over med. high heat; bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to med. A foam will form, and then disappear. In 8 minutes or so, another foam will form and the butter will turn golden brown. At this point, you should pour the ghee into a heat-safe container through a cheesecloth (to catch the milk solids that have formed.)

Answered by: Eva1873 on 11/4/08
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