Ghee is a very integral part of a South Asian household. It is used for cooking and religious functions. The flavor, the aroma is so distinct and there is not a substitute for it. Clarified Butter in Hindi is called Ghee (घी) and in some of the other languages: Nepali: घ्यू ghyū, Urdu: گھی ghī, Bangla: ঘী ghī, Marathi: Toop (तूप), Kannada: ತುಪ್ಪ tuppa, Tamil: நெய் ney, Telugu: నెయ్యి neyyi, Somali: subaag, Arabic: السمنة. Little known fact is that Ghee / Ghi (or similar) is also used in a lot of other parts of the world like Egypt, Morocco, Ethiopia to name a few. Make some home made Ghee (Clarified Butter), put a blob on your food the next time and enjoy!
1. Take Unsalted Butter and put it in a heavy-bottomed pan on medium heat.
2. Allow it to melt and come to a boil.
3. Once it starts boiling, reduce the flame to a low and allow it to froth/foam.
4. Keep stirring to make sure it does not burn at the bottom.
5. Once there is a golden brown layer at the bottom, turn off the flame.
6. Tip: take a tablespoon of water and pour it into the pan on the ghee. It will bubble and all the foam will dissapear.
7. Allow it to cool down.
8. Sieve it into a clean, dry jar or container.
9. Allow it to come down to room-temperature and store.
1. Make Ghee in bulk and pour into small containers. Keep one in use out and rest in the refrigerator for longer shelf-life.