Check out our guide to ghee, including where to buy it and plenty of recipe inspiration, then read about what is saffron, lemongrass and kombucha.

What is ghee?

Ghee is a form of clarified butter originating in India. It is made by gently simmering butter to remove all water and impurities but, unlike classic clarified butter, the solids are allowed to caramelise slightly, resulting in a nutty flavour. This process means it has a high smoke point and long shelf life, so it's great for cooking and frying.

Where to buy ghee

East End Pure Butter Ghee, £5.65/500g, Waitrose

Happy Butter Organic Artisan Ghee, £10.78/300g, Amazon

6 x Ossa organic ghee, £55.50/6 x 265g, olive shop

Ghee recipes

Ghee-roasted spiced roots

These roasted roots make for a great gluten-free dinner party side. Ghee can be used in place of butter or oil in any recipe.

Roasted Vegetables Recipe with Ghee

Tarka dhal

Make this nourishing, comforting dhal with garlic, ginger, cumin and kashmiri chilli for a punch of flavour that's not too fiery.

Two bowls of dhal next to a plate of rice and a wooden bowl with chilli and herbs

Keto chilli con carne

This wholesome beef chilli con carne is a satisfying meal packed with mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes. It's a winner whether or not you're following a keto diet.

A casserole dish of chilli topped with sour cream next to bowls of grated cheese and coriander

Maharashtrian amti dhal

Olive’s Indian cooking expert, Maunika Gowardhan, shares her recipe for a classic sweet-and-sour vegan dhal from Maharashtra.

Maharashtrian amti dahl

Sweet potato and chickpea curry

Try our vibrant sweet potato and chickpea curry for dinner tonight. It’s colourful, rich, hearty and packed with nutrients.

Bowl of sweet potato and chickpea curry on a bed of rice sprinkled with coriander, next to a bowl of yoghurt

Lamb koftas with jewelled rice

Impress with homemade zesty lamb koftas on a bed of vibrant jewelled rice, flavoured with pomegranate seeds, cumin, coriander, cardamom pods, saffron and pistachios.

A platter of lamb koftas with pomegranate rice

Lamb shank nihari

In Pakistan, this dish is traditionally cooked all night and eaten for breakfast with hot, freshly made naans. It’s often made with extra bones so the marrow enriches the curry further, while a homemade nihari masala spice mix takes this dish to the next level of flavour.

A dish filled with lamb shanks in a deep brown curry broth with lime wedges on the side

Healthy slow cooker chicken curry

Packed with aromatic spices like cumin, coriander and mild chilli, this slow cooker curry packs a punch in the flavour department and is gluten-free, too.

Two bowls of chicken curry with a white linen napkin and wooden-handled cutlery

Cheese naan

Not strictly authentic, but we love cheese naan. This recipe takes it to the next level by adding two different cheeses and a kick of chilli.

Cheese Naan Bread Recipe

Spiced potato rostïs

Potato rösti is traditionally a Swiss breakfast dish, but here Sabrina Ghayour takes us through her twist, which includes mustard seeds, chilli flakes and fenugreek. These spices give this recipe a real punchy flavour, and perfectly accompany your soft-boiled eggs. What's more, it's low-calorie.

Spiced Potato Rosti


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