How does the ghee taste?

It tastes like the ghee.

The buttery content,

the delicious aroma,

the golden color,

the heavenly touch

is purity itself.

In the world of Indian cuisine

ghee is the ruling monarch-

if I time travel to our ancient times

of over five thousand years-

I would still find rishis and sages

performing fire rituals

with ghee-

mantras, aromatic and fiery

rising above

radiating blessings

to the trees, rocks, rivers, mountains,

to all life forms-



Posted for Susan’s Midweek Motif ~ The Food We Eat @ Poets United


8 thoughts on “Ghee

  1. Ghee is so unique that it amazes me that it’s also ancient. I picture the blessing of cooking with it today connecting with all the mindfulness and ritual all the way back through time. Mind blowing, and captured here!

  2. I love that it is still the magical ingredient, through all the centuries. I so admire your ancient culture, which stretches back so far. Ours is a young one and we are too big for our boots.

  3. Sumana,
    My goodness but ghee is truly a magical ingredient in Indian cooking.
    Here in the UK, Indian food has been placed as a traditional dish, alongside pizzas, as examples of English traditional meals! I’m not surprised
    as I love the use of herbs, spices and vegetables in so many tasty dishes..

Thank You :)

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