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Indian made ghee in the US?

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I've tried looking around but I can't seem to find anyone that sells pure Indian ghee in the US.   I can find many products that are made in the US, but none made in India.  Even the stuff in my local Indian store is made in the US.

 

If you happen to have any suggestions for where I can find this, please let me know.

 

Thanks.

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Why does it have to be from India?

 

I made ghee once myself. It came out pretty good.

 

http://food.krishna.com/recipe/ghee

 

http://nourishingfoodways.com/2012/02/20/ghee-recipe/

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Perhaps the cows in India are fed differently thus yielding a different butter product.  FWIW butter from Europe contains less water than here in the U.S. therefore pie crusts made with american butter differ in their texture than the European counterparts.

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Gee has no water... the butter / milk it is made from is pretty much un-important (as long as healthy).

 

You won't likely find any dairy products from India unless they are extremely pricey boutique products as there is a general ban on the export of dairy products from India.

 

It was imposed by Indian authorities to try and curb the soaring price of milk and milk products.

 

This is why you can't find Indian Ghee.

 

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Anyway make your own ghee - it tastes better than all the ones in the local store.  

You can also tinker with the flavour  profile by toasting the milk solids more or less to your preference.  

 

Starting out with different butters is supposed to make a difference but it must be too subtle for me as I have never tasted the difference.

 

Maybe if you find butter from cows that only ever eat daisy's / clover / whatever... then you will be able to tell the difference.

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Originally Posted by kokopuffs View Post

Perhaps the cows in India are fed differently thus yielding a different butter product.  FWIW butter from Europe contains less water than here in the U.S. therefore pie crusts made with american butter differ in their texture than the European counterparts.

 

Indeed that's the reason.  An Ayurvedic doctor in India told me I should try and use Indian-made cow ghee because they would have lower cholesterol.  Cows in India are much smaller than cows here in the US.

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I just came upon this article on Food52

 

http://food52.com/blog/5871-how-to-make-clarified-butter-and-ghee

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Indeed that's the reason.  An Ayurvedic doctor in India told me I should try and use Indian-made cow ghee because they would have lower cholesterol.  Cows in India are much smaller than cows here in the US.


 Just look how lean indian beef is.  They're probably fed differently and not on antibiotics and hormones like they are in the western world.  8^(

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Finally found one...it's a new product. :)

http://organicindiausa.com/organic-ghee/

The bottle says it's made in Lucknow, India.

 

I found it at my local Whole Foods a few weeks ago, but I don't see it on the shelves anymore.

 

Thought I'd let folks know in case anyone is looking for something similar.

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