Thursday, December 24, 2009

How to make Ghee at Home

Ghee occupies an important place in Indian cuisine. Home made ghee gives a nice fragrance and taste to the dishes. Making ghee at home is not a difficult task. Not only it is tastier than store bought ones but also cheaper. All you need is good quality butter. So let us learn to make ghee at home. This post is for novice to cooking.

how to make ghee at home-step by stepMethod

Heat unsalted butter in a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat.

When the butter melts, reduce the heat to low. It will start boiling with lot of bubbles and a gurgling sound. (pic -3)

After some time, the bubbling sound subsides and it will start foaming at the top. The liquid becomes transparent and clear. It will become golden brown in colour and you get a nice aroma of ghee. This indicates that the ghee is done. (See pic 4)

You can add a tsp of fenugreek seeds which is optional. I have added.

Once you get a nice golden colour, turn off the heat otherwise it will get burnt and all your efforts will go waste.

Strain it and store it in a clean container. It does not need to be refrigerated.

Always use clean, dry spoon when using ghee.

This goes to Cooking Basics Event hosted by Mahimaa's Kitchen

45 comments:

  1. oh it is good to know how do do this, thank you!

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  2. Very useful tip for every one's kitchen Padhu

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  3. wow..i never knew to make like this :)..now for sure i will try next time thanks so much :)

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  4. We actually store malai (heavy milk cream) in the deep freezer, then when we have enough quantity, make butter of it by churning or setting curds of it and use this butter!! -Naina

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    1. how to take butter from cream pls mail me in detail.
      shobhaachary@gmail.com

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  5. Loved ur clicks and the color of ghee too.

    Chitchat
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  6. I do the same too, even i prepared yesterday ghee at home..prefect entry Padhu..

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  7. Lovely step by step pics...I make the Ghee same way ....

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  8. I too prefer home made ghee than store bought...Loved your stepwise pics.

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  9. Good one Padu...I too make my own ghee these days...nice clicks :)

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  10. very good step by step recipe. I never tried this but Maa makes ghee with fresh malai collected from milk.

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  11. I make it the same way too. I add little bit of jaggery at the end. Nice.

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  12. Since long time I wanted to make it,. thanks for the post.

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  13. I am not a huge fan of ghee, love that you make them at home than buying them fromshops.

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  14. Hey good post..we make it by storing the malai and then after churning we yield the makkhan and then make ghee out of it..but this one is quite handy for ones who cannot make the normal way..too good.

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  15. I love homemade ghee too!! that's a very useful post!!! nice demonstration!!

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  16. i also prepare ghee the same way.. its perfect..

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  17. Padhu,

    I make same way too. It is easy isn't

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  18. I also prepare like this..I add a small curry leaf at last for aroma :)

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  19. A perfect entry for the event.... Ghee looks golden and divine!!!

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  20. I make at home too and add drumstick leaves at the end.

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  21. Nice post, very helpful to know some basics, thanks!

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  22. wow its gud to knw this ,thanks for sharing..

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  23. I always make ghee at home.Just a note always the kadai/pan should be stone dry with no presence of water or wetness .The butter will start bursting out and will spit out if there is wetness.Its cautionable to keep away until the ghee is done.Just my 2 cents.

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  24. very nice step by step photo instructions for making ghee! a perfect basics event entry.

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  25. hey thanks for this entry..perfect recipe for my event. thanks a ton...

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  26. hey padhu...my mom n my mother in law always prepare ghee at home..just like this method...itz good that u shared with this everyone.market ghee alwas hve preservatives and the taste will be different..but he home made ghee iz unique..its taste iz soo marvellous that we cant stop having it...good to share this..

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  27. Thank you for this tutorial. So many here do not know about ghee so this information is valuable. Thank you for sharing this so that many may learn from you.

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  28. Hi Padhu,

    I have a ? to ask about methi seeds that you have added to the ghee. Does it enhance the ghee flavor.

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  29. hi why do you add the fenugreek seeds to ghee- I have not heard this before and was curious

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  30. Dear Shylesh and Srimathi
    Adding fenugreek seeds gives a nice flavor to the ghee but it's completely optional.
    Thanks for visiting Padhuskitchen and have a great day!

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  31. hi padhu
    your cookery recipes help me very well
    update some very new dishes 4 us

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  32. we have heard that we should add drumstick leave/ betel leave but adding fenugreek is something new !!, we will try,

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  33. I made this ghee and it turned out perfect. I used pure cream butter which is quite expensive in our country. 250gm butter produces approx. 1 cup of ghee.

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  34. Thanks for all your delicious recipes.

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  35. Do you recommend a particular type of strainer for this purpose? Also how long will the ghee keep fresh? I can't wait to try this, thanks!!

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    1. Any stainless steel mesh strainer will do. If prepared properly and handled properly, ghee will stay fresh for 4-5 months at room temperature. But I prefer to make it fresh once in a month.

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  36. Can I use home made butter.. Wil it turn gud. I actually followed your home made butter recipe n made butter .. Is thr any xtra procedure to make ghee with tiz butter

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    1. Yes, you can make ghee from homemade butter.

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  37. Hi padhu
    Just a small tip from after all the process u have explained done ,just before removing from heat along with fenugreek seeds we also use 2 pan leaves just clean thm n wipe thm vth clean cloth n put thm in ghee they get fried remove thm n after cooling filter the ghee in cotainerstry it it really gives excelent aroma 2ghee we always make our own ghee at home as we dnt like the smell n taste of outside ghee..

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  38. Hi mam, i tried this method to make ghee but i didnt get a good taste and also aroma:( can u pls suggest me a good quality butter brand name and where can i get that..pls reply

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  39. I have a very basic, silly question Padhu.
    Which unsalted butter should we use?? Pl suggest by name as shopkeeper is not aware about salted/unsalted butter.
    Pl reply.
    Sonal

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    1. I used to buy Arokya or aavin butter. You also get uthukuli butter which is also good.

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