Clarified Butter or also known as ghee is prepared by melting unsalted butter in low heat, filtering and discarding the milk solids. It is primarily used in Indian Cuisine as a substitute for Oil, It has high smoking point and stays for months without refrigeration, if stored in an air tight container.

Ghee is so flavourful and I love the way it fills every corner of the house with its divine aroma while making it or using it in cooking:)
It also has excellent health benefits and it's widely used in Indian traditional medicines, along with herbs.

Benefits are:

  • Can help relieve ulcers

  • Easy digestion

  • Can be used as a topical treatment for blisters, burns and cuts

  • Reduces inflammation, internally and externally

  • Helps improve the texture of the hair

Ingredients: Unsalted Butter - 1 pack (at room temperature)

Preparation:

  1. Heat the heavy bottom pan, add the butter and heat in low-medium heat. Don't cover the pan. Don't Stir it.
  2. Allow the butter to melt completely until it turns in to Golden liquid and stars boiling.
  3. While boiling, a layer of foam may appear and gradually decreases, the milk-solid particles will settle down in the bottom layer of the pot. Continue heating in the same heat or simmer it for 10 mins
  4. When the Ghee becomes transparent golden liquid with less foam on the surface, Its ready.
  5. Over heating the ghee will turn in to dark brown.
  6. Transfer the ghee while its hot or warm to clean jar using the cheese cloth or steel tea strainer.
  7. Discard the Milk-solid layer at the bottom of the pot.
  8. At room temperature it becomes semi-solid. When its cold, it becomes solid.

Comments (31)

On June 20, 2009 at 10:52 PM , Aysha said...

God!!!The pic is just superb!!!

 
On June 20, 2009 at 11:22 PM , Chow and Chatter said...

good job good on chapatti but in moderation!! thats the dietitian in me

 
On June 20, 2009 at 11:22 PM , Chow and Chatter said...

good job good on chapatti but in moderation!! thats the dietitian in me

 
On June 20, 2009 at 11:27 PM , Padma said...

Picture looks too good Ann :)

 
On June 20, 2009 at 11:52 PM , Pooja said...

Oh my u made ghee!! Its perfect! I'm awestruck n spellbound!

 
On June 21, 2009 at 6:10 AM , Parita said...

That is gorgeous click!!! we always make ghee at home, never used store bought ghee, i love them on rotis and rice..love the aroma it spreads!!

 
On June 21, 2009 at 9:01 AM , Vrinda said...

I too make ghee same way..superb click Ann

 
On June 21, 2009 at 9:01 AM , Muneeba said...

LOVE ghee ... especially the aroma as it warms up in a pan! It just makes everything taste better.

 
On June 21, 2009 at 11:22 AM , Hari Chandana said...

Wow!!!!!
Lovely click.. simply superb.. :)

 
On June 21, 2009 at 11:55 AM , Pocky said...

I've never seen this before. The yellow coloring is just gorgeous!

 
On June 21, 2009 at 1:13 PM , Priya said...

wow..u got gheeing pic on ur blog...wow to c..

 
On June 21, 2009 at 2:09 PM , Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Great click. Lovely color...

 
On June 21, 2009 at 11:16 PM , Bergamot said...

The ghee is just perfect. Nothing like a blob of home made ghee to add flavour to just about anything :-)

 
On June 22, 2009 at 5:50 AM , Priya said...

Great post Ann!

 
On June 22, 2009 at 8:43 AM , gastroanthropologist said...

I love Ghee! I didn't know it had those other benefits too!

 
On June 22, 2009 at 10:50 AM , 5 Star Foodie said...

I absolutely love your gorgeous picture of this delicious clarified butter!

 
On June 22, 2009 at 2:56 PM , foodcreate said...

I love your photos! Sumptuous butter!

Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Welcome~~~
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On June 22, 2009 at 3:33 PM , kittymatti said...

the consistency and colour looks perfect Ann... The benifits are very interesting...Also it is supposed to be a natural body cooler! thnx for sharing

 
On June 22, 2009 at 4:04 PM , Aysha said...

hey Ann..could you pls share your mail id with me

 
On June 22, 2009 at 4:12 PM , Laavanya said...

Nothing to beat the aroma and flavour of ghee - nice picture.

 
On June 22, 2009 at 4:15 PM , Aysha said...

Thanks for sharing Ann..I have taken it down and have deleted it:)

 
On June 22, 2009 at 8:27 PM , Sweta said...

Nothing tastes better than home-made ghee!! Yum ;)

 
On June 23, 2009 at 1:23 AM , Angie's Recipes said...

The pic looks fantastic! I did make Ghee myself, but yours looks so muuuuuuuuuuuuuuch better! Gotta read it one more time...

 
On June 23, 2009 at 6:04 AM , Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow home made ghee......

 
On June 23, 2009 at 10:15 AM , Nithya Praveen said...

Yummy....we add a small curryleaf twig...it gives a nice aroma:)

 
On June 25, 2009 at 10:51 AM , Ashwini said...

home made ghee looks awesome.. love the color!!!

 
On June 26, 2009 at 7:29 PM , eeyoreblues27 said...

I think my mom also used to blend heavy cream on high for awhile to make a type of butter (for paranthas). I think that was called makhan though.

 
On June 29, 2009 at 4:54 PM , Karen said...

That's a beautiful pic! And I'm making a recipe that requires ghee this weekend, so bonus!

 
On July 7, 2009 at 10:15 PM , Ann said...

This is great! I never thought about making clarified butter before! I'll bookmark this definitely for the next time I make something with ghee- cool!

 
On April 1, 2010 at 6:03 AM , jenni said...

That's a beautiful pic!!really reminded me of that wonderful aroma!!!

 
On April 1, 2010 at 6:04 AM , jenni said...

That's a beautiful pic!!really reminded me of that wonderful aroma!!!