Last night, I was treated to a homemade tikka masala. It was delicious, spicy, and especially creamy — the recipe included yogurt, whipping cream, and a couple tablespoons of ghee for sautéing. With all that saturated fat, you're not going to see this meal in the Healthy Recipe group, but I took small comfort in the health benefits of ghee.
Clarified butter is used in many Indian and Middle Eastern dishes. Cooking advantages include its high smoking point, very long shelf life (it doesn't need to be refrigerated), and nutty taste, but the amount of calories and saturated fat in this cooking oil may have you running as far away from it as possible. Actually, there are a number of health benefits to using clarified butter as a substitute for regular butter. Read on to find out what they are.