Making Ghee from Butter

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Home-made Ghee

This recipe is dedicated to the many enthusiastic amateurs and beginners who visit my website, and to the seasoned kitchen chiefs and chefs who love to make things from scratch and to anybody who likes to know and preserve tradition.

What you need to have:

1. Butter – 2 cups (Approximately. Home-made or bought from store)

2. Cardamom or Turmeric leaf – 1or 2 (optional)

How to prepare butter at home

It is an easy process to make ghee from butter.

1. Boil either cow milk or the usual dairy milk and keep it aside for about an hour to cool down.

2. When cool, preserve it in a bowl / vessel in the refrigerator for about 3-4 hours until the time you want to use the milk again.

3. The thick crust formed on the top of the refrigerated milk is actually cream. Collect the cream in a separate bowl stored in the refrigerator.

4. One has to accumulate and gather the cream for about 7 days depending upon the quantity of milk you buy and the quantity of cream you get daily.

5. After a week of collecting cream, keep the bowl of cream at room temperature for about 4-5 hours.

6. Then, add 1 Teaspoon curds to it and let it stay at room temperature for about 8-10 hours (overnight as convenient).

7. Once the aroma of the curds is sensed, just run it in the mixer using the particular blade. Run the mixer for about 10 minutes to get the supernatant butter while butter milk is the residue.

8. Homemade butter is here.

                                                                                                        Extracted butter from milk cream

Number of servings: 1 and half cup of home-made butter

One can even buy unsalted butter from the super market and prepare ghee.  I always prefer home made ghee which is aromatic and fresh too than those available in super markets.

Making Ghee from Butter

What you need to have:

1. Butter – 2 cups (Approximately. Home-made or bought from store)

2. Cardamom or Turmeric leaf – 1or 2 (optional)

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash butter in water 2-3 times to get rid of the traces of butter milk in it and to wash off any odour in butter bought from the bazaar.

2. Place a skillet with washed butter with a spatula on medium/high flame if stirring continuously. Always better to keep it on medium flame to minimize chances of burning/overtly heated butter. Once it starts melting it makes a hissing sound.

                                                                                                           Butter being heated in a skillet

3. Keep stirring till all the vapours evaporate and the hissing sound stops.

                                                                                                          Preparation of ghee in progress

4. When it is about to be done, the bubbling will slow down and there is a brown powdered residue at the bottom of the skillet. Add crushed cardamom and switch off the flame.

                                                                                                     Ghee is in the process of being done

                                                                                                                                  Pure ghee is read

5. Pour it in a bottle on cooling.  I have poured it in a measuring cup to prepare laddoos. 🙂

                                                                                                          Ready to serve pure home-made Ghee

Number of servings: 3/4 cup ghee

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One thought on “Making Ghee from Butter

    Priya said:
    June 20, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Homemade ghee are always welcome at our home, useful post..

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