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Monday, March 11, 2013

How to make Ghee from Butter ?

Ghee is Indian clarified butter. Ghee is aromatic and considered sacred. Ghee plays an indispensable role in Indian Cooking. I use ghee for preparing sweets, biryani, ghee dosa. I fed my kids ghee along with dal or rasam or podi. My mom prepares ghee from home-made butter. Here I make ghee from store bought butter. Below are the detailed steps for making Ghee from unsalted butter.



How to make Ghee from Butter ?

Step wise instructions for making Ghee from Butter.

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Yields : Approx 1 Cup

Recipe Category: Side dish
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
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Instructions:
1.Take 2 unsalted butter sticks.(226  gms or 16 tbsp ) . Use a heavy bottomed pan.  Melt the butter in the pan in medium flame.
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2.Continue cooking stirring continuously till you see the foam and hear the cracking sound.
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 3.Reduce to Low flame and the cracking sound will gradually subsides.

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4. Once the cracking sound stops, Use a spoon to clear the foam on top. Yellow ghee should be ready with the solid particles setting at bottom. Switch of the stove and allow it to cool. Filter the ghee twice using strainer or clean muslin cloth.Once cooled, Store in airtight container.
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Tips:
Don't over cook Ghee.
Use unsalted butter for preparing ghee.Ghee can be refrigerated or stored at room temperature.
Don't throw away filtered solid residue. Spread it on bread . Toast bread in dosa tawa. It will be very tasty. 

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