Desi ghee: a salad's favorite companion

by Amrutam India

Anand bhootani jayate, says the Upanishads, it's through food that all living beings take birth and grow. Food is our mainstay. Our food choices and a better understanding of healthy food are evolving. A2 cow ghee, the superfood has an entirely new positive perspective in people's minds as the big, fat(tening) ingredient, and its myths have been disproved.

Eating fresh food, fruits and vegetables form an indispensable part of a healthy diet, salads are a great choice, easy to make in busy routines and very convenient to carry along on the long drives. They are highly nutritious, satiating, and form a considerable ratio of our system's nutrition requirements.

Why add Desi ghee to your salad?

Desi ghee and salads are like Jai and Veeru, different characters but when together they create sumptuous magic. The nutty flavor of ghee gives that extra yumminess and its soothing aroma relieves the senses while you relish your salads in a most relaxed state of mind. Owing to the various nutritional benefits of A2 cow ghee, it adds to the health quotient of the entire salad.

Why is ghee better than olive oil?

Over the past few years, olive oil has been pitched as a better companion for salads. However, desi ghee is the most eligible competitor, and here’s why:

  • The main factor for the popularity of olive oil is that it's a low-fat oil versus ghee that has high saturated fats content, but the thin side of ghee is now coming to the fore with the understanding that it has high conjugated linoleic acids which aid weight loss.

  • Desi cow ghee is an essential ingredient of popular diets like the Keto diet, thereby busting the myth that ghee is only fattening.

  • Desi ghee has a longer shelf life and is high in vitamins and antioxidants than olive oil.

  • The fats in desi cow ghee are good fats, they support heart health too.

  • Olive oil is a plant-based product whereas desi cow ghee is a dairy product.

However, when the purest A2 cow ghee, prepared by the valona process, is added to salads, it works well even for the lactose- and casein-intolerant. While you continue to lead a bustling life, but still crave a bowl of healthy salad, here is a quick and simple salad recipe with desi cow ghee, that fits the bill for your weight loss plan as well:

Sprouted Moong Bean Salad


1 cup sprouted moong beans

1/4 cup sprouted black-eye beans

1/4 cup finely chopped tomato

1 tsp. finely chopped coriander leaves

1/4 cup fresh pomegranate arils

1 tsp. coriander leaves finely chopped

1/2 tsp. cumin seeds

1/4 tsp. turmeric powder

1/4 cup chopped green chilies

2 tsp. Amrutam A2 cow ghee

1/4 tsp. black salt

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp. lemon juice

Preparation method:

  • Set both the beans in a pan and add water till they are covered completely. Add salt and turmeric. Cook on low heat for 5-6 minutes (check, if not slightly tender yet then cook until the sprouts are slightly tender).

  • Strain the extra water and then add Amrutam A2 cow ghee.

  • Add the chopped vegetables and pomegranate arils to the sprouts. Sprinkle all the spices and lemon/lime juice and mix gently. Garnish with coriander leaves.


You can try adding any fruit or vegetable of your choice. However, if you’re a novice cook, it’s best to stick to the above ingredients as the pairing of certain vegetables and fruits can ruin the balance of flavor.

Fitness idols also use A2 cow ghee.

A2 cow ghee is a hit with celebrities and fitness gurus as well. They include ghee in their daily diet encompassing morning drink, salads, rice, etc. Kim Kardashian, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, fitness guru Rujuta Diwekar are few names out of a large number of fitness lovers who are very well aware of the wholesomeness of desi ghee and have made it a part of their diet. A2 cow ghee may as well be their fitness secret.

What is A2 cow ghee? What are its benefits?

Desi ghee here refers to Vedic ghee obtained by the traditional valona process using A2 cow milk. Here is a pictorial representation of the valona process:

A few of its infinite benefits are listed below:

  • Facilitates weight loss

  • Aids digestion

  • Improves mental health

  • High in calcium and boosts immunity

  • Rich source of vitamins A, D, E, and K

  • Contains Omega-3 and Omega-9 fatty acids.

  • Excellent for skin and hair care has anti-aging properties also.

  • Heart health-friendly by reducing LDL and increases HDL

  • Beneficial for babies and pregnant women.

  • Facilitates emotional well-being.

Desi ghee is a boon to our lives in many ways. At Amrutam, we understand the importance of purity and adulteration-free life, hence we make pure A2 cow ghee using the traditional valona process. Your search for a companion with salad as well as a long term partner in a healthy lifestyle ends at Amrutam. Explore ghee as pure as the nectar of the Gods at our shop.