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Monday, September 20, 2010

HOME MADE GHEE & NEI VARUTHA MAAVU

Home made ghee has an exotic flavour and a good aroma. I do not compromise this ghee with the store-bought ones. My mom makes nei varutha maavu from the residue and there will be a tough fight in our home for this maavu. The recipe for the nei-varutha maavu is in the end. Do try it.

INGREDIENTS:


Butter - 1/2 kg.

GADGETS:

Metal strainer



METHOD:

The Collage is self - explanatory and in order, yet a quick explanation. Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed pan( I use pressure pan), ensure medium - heat. When it starts melting, stir with a ladle. When melted well, the melted butter turns out to a creamy consistency. Within a minute or two, the creamy substances will subside and there will be bubbles all over, be careful stirring is important. The next step is the bubbles will turn out to BIG bubbles, with a hissing sound and slowly the bubbles reduce to 3 or 4 BIG bubbles. At this stage, switch off the stove. Immediately, it will start foaming. Stir it quickly and wait for the foam to subside. Do not keep the pan on the same hot burner after this process. Take the pan off the burner too and keep it somewhere on the kitchen-top. Strain it with a metal strainer (metal strainer and not a plastic tea strainer because the plastic strainer will not withstand the heat), to a container, leaving out the kasandu (residues). When cool, it will be grainy and aromatic. HOME MADE GHEE IS READY.

RECIPE FOR NEI VARUTHA MAAVU:

After straining the ghee, the residue in the pan will be brown in colour. Heat the pan, add in a ladle of rice flour to the kasandu(residue) alongwith 1/2 ladle sugar ( OR as per your tastebuds). Saute in medium heat till the sugar crystals dissolve and mixes with the flour. When you smell a good aroma,transfer to a small cup and have it hot.

34 comments :

  1. the aroma of ghee is coming here...

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  2. Hi Akka,

    Arumaiyaana nei...hmm..ennakku nei romba pidikkum!!

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  3. Lovely click of the Ghee. useful post.

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  4. I love the aroma of home-made ghee. Its soo good.

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  5. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!whatever u say home made nei sure tastes heavenly with its wonderful aroma and flavour, and when u add rice flour and sugar in the end and stir that taste is something special and lip smacking.

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  6. Beautiful post, nei varutha maavu makes me nostalgic, even we fight for it..miss them..

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  7. Shanthi, the collage is indeed self explanatory. I loved the first picture and I like the nei in that texture, semi solidified and grainy.
    Nei varuththa maavu is something we too would fight for as kids....Nowadays there is no competition for such trivial things and I add the kasandu to the tempering:(

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  8. Home made ghee is the best,...and nice stepwise pics too

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  9. Manal madhri nei has come out perfect! I too make ghee at home,never like the store bought one!Nei varutha mavu is cool idea and also I have not tried filtering the ghee,I keep as such and after settling down,I pour it. I will try filtering as this is the best idea!

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  10. Yummy and great description with the snaps!!

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  11. Thanks for sharing a detailed recipe, will try varutha maavu next time I make ghee

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  12. ghee has come out so perfect...useful post

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  13. Wow..looks good..aroma of home made ghee..

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  14. Love the step by step snaps......my mom use to add wheat flour.Its really yummy fighting with my sis. for a spoon.

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  15. Home made ghee looks so well made and mouthwatering.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  16. nice step by step pic...looks soo good!!!

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  17. I always used to throw the residue..thanks for the tips!
    Ghee looks perfect.

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  18. hi
    aroma of ghee is coming here very nice we are also doing the same

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  19. nice step by step recipe ..thanks for sharing

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  20. Beautiful post..i used to do homemade ghee often, but never tried nei varutha maavu..will try soon..thx for sharing.

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  21. looks delicious lovely picture steps

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  22. I feel the ghee aroma. Nei varutha mavvu is a good idea to use that residue.
    Yummy!

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  23. அம்மா எப்பொழுது அந்த மாவினை செய்வாங்க...சூப்பராக இருக்கும்...நன்றி...

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  24. I always make ghee at home...its the best...nice step by step demo.

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  25. Hi Shanthi...
    I make ghee at home using the cream of full cream milk and it's worth...

    I loved your blog about iyengar cuisine but i do not find any way to comment on that , please make it clear..

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  26. I've heard a lot about ghee and know it goes into many of the delicious Gujarati meals my best friend's mom used to cook for us in high school. Never tried to make it myself, but now that I have this handy tutorial, I'll know exactly how to. Thanks!

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  27. thanks for sharing !!! nei varutha maavu is real drool worth !!!!

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  28. Manal Manala nei paakave supera irukku.. Adding this merely to rasam talipu will make it rich.. And nice collage :)

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  29. Ghee rice with this nei will be awesome - love the wonderful fresh nei!

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  30. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Home made ghee sounds wonderful. :)

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