Homemade Desi Ghee | How to make Ghee with Butter. “LIQUID GOLD” called Ghee is a versatile and quintessential condiment in each and every Indian house hold. Desi ghee also known as Clarified butter is creamy, rich with a nutty flavour and aroma.Jump to Recipe
I always feel majority of my cooking is incomplete without a tablespoon of ghee and garam masala in it in the end. Ghee or clarified butter adds a wonderful nutty aroma and flavour to the dish, which makes it ever more irresistible.
Since childhood, I have always seen Ma making ghee at home with AMUL butter as fas as I remember. We hardly ever purchased store bought ghee until and unless there was an emergency. Homemade ghee smells and tastes absolutely divine.
I have been making ghee at home for almost 9 years now. I remember being sceptical and sacred for the very first time. But once you start making desi ghee with butter at home you will understand how easy it is to make.
Making ghee for the very first time can seem a bit intimidating. But trust me it is very easy. You just have to be careful and very attentive at the very end for well “the browning stage”. Or you may end up burning the ghee.
What are the importance and health benefits of ghee?
“LIQUID GOLD” called Ghee is not only used in Indian cuisine but also majorly used in Middle eastern cuisine. Ghee is used not only in food but according to Ayurveda ghee also many health benefits and medicinal benefits. All these years I added very little amount of ghee in my food as I used to think ghee = weight gain. But I was completely wrong. Ghee plays a very important role in losing weight. Now, I add ghee to my food shamelessly because I know Ghee helps in improving the digestive system and prevents inflammation, which play an important role in losing weight. How amazing is that?
Desi Ghee or clarified butter is loaded with healthy fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K. These vitamins are critical to bone, brain, heart, and immune system functions.
Ghee is known for its purity. It does not contain trans-fats, preservatives or artificial additives. It is also used in religious rituals.
Ghee is KETO friendly. Yeah you heard me right!
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How to make desi ghee with butter?
Homemade ghee is fairly simple to make with butter. Just remember to use best quality butter. Unsalted butter preferably.
Authentic desi ghee is made by simmering the butter on medium-low heat until the water in it evaporates and the milk solids coagulate. And finally you are left with clear golden liquid. The whole process takes approximately 35-40 minutes. Strain it in a sterilised glass bottles and keep it in a dry place. Check out the step by step recipe below.
The shelf life of ghee is pretty long. Almost 6 months to 1 year if stored properly. Never use a wet spoon to scoop out ghee, it induces moisture in the ghee which shortens the shelf life.
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Homemade Desi Ghee | How to make Ghee with Butter | Clarified butter
- large thick bottomed pan or Kadhai
- 1 kg Butter (I used unsalted butter)
- In a large thick bottomed pan add the butter slabs.
- Let the butter melt slowly on a medium-low heat. It takes around 8-10 minutes. Resist stirring the butter.
- Once the butter is melted, it will start to bubble and boil.
- Continue simmering the butter on low heat for 10 -12 minutes. Some milk proteins rise and sit on the surface as it separates from the water and fat. At this point if you want you can discard the white solids from the surface with a spoon. (I did not discard)
- Some of the milk solids sink in and settle down at the bottom. Slowly you will see the scum turning golden brown in colour.
- Now is the crucial step. Continue simmering the butter on medium-low heat. Do not take your eyes off the butter at this point. When the butter slowly starts changing to a beautiful golden colour and the the milk solids turn amber brown. And you will slowly get a rich-nutty aroma. Switch off the flame and take it off the heat.
- Skim off the foam after removing from heat. Leave it aside for 10 mins for all the amber brown milk solids to settle down completely. Strain and pour it in individual sterilised glass bottle (preferably). Home made ghee if stored properly will keep for 6 months to 1 year.
I hope you make your own Homemade Ghee | How to make Desi Ghee with Butter.