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Saturday, December 3, 2011

How to make ghee from butter (Homemade Ghee from Homemade Butter)

Mittu loves ghee so we make sure ghee is always there in our kitchen and yes butter and ghee are always homemade except for rare occassions we get butter alone from outside. I wouldnt have given much preference to this post if a reader hadnt asked for it :) Here is the step by step recipe for making ghee from homemade butter(click on link below for the recipe).
Homemade Ghee from Homemade Butter Recipe

How to make ghee from butter Recipe - Ingredients
  • Butter (Click for a stepwise method for making butter at home)
  • A pinch of Rock Salt / Few Curry leaves / few Drumstick leaves
NOTE: You can also use store bought butter. If bought outside we get aavin butter which is very flavourful and good.


Homemade Ghee from Homemade Butter Recipe
Method:
First take the butter from freezer and keep it outside for atleast 15mins and allow it to come to room temperature. Then h
eat the butter in a heavy bottomed kadai in medium low flame to avoid burning, keep stirring in between. The butter slowly melts down, keep stirring.

How to make ghee from butter step1
Once it has melted down completely,allow the butter to boil - there will a sound when this process happens.Once the sound ceases the butter becomes frothy.

How to make ghee from butter step2

And within very few minutes the creamish yellow color turns to light brown ghee - at this stage add a pinch of rock salt or curry leaves and switch off. Rock salt is added for the residue to settle down.
How to make ghee from butter step3
Now filter the ghee into the ghee container without the residue, can you see the dark brown residue being held off? Homemade ghee is ready

How to make ghee from butter step4

First tile pic shows ghee soon after making, after few hours after completely cooling the ghee becomes like in 2nd pic.

How to make ghee from butter
My Notes :
  • You can use rock salt or curry leaves or drumstick leaves dipped in buttermilk and add it at the last stage.
  • Adding drumstick leaves or curry leaves makes the ghee more flavourful and will help stay so for a longer time.
  • Do the whole process in low or medium low flame to avoid burning.
How to make ghee from butter Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J

43 comments:

  1. Wow, nice post Sharmi..never knew about the drumstick leaves & rock salt..will definitely try this!!

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  2. My mil does the same thing every week,any given time she'll have a fresh batch of butter in the fridge,a container full of homemade ghee and cream inside the fridge waiting for its turn to become butter or ghee:)

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  3. Made ghee once...I like it. Better than the store-bought one.

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  4. wow...i can smell the pure ghee..yummy..Amma makes the same way..

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  5. Mom makes ghee atleast once a week..Always better than the store bought ones..Nicely explained post Sharmi..The ghee has a nice golden hue ;)
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  6. I love home meade ghee ....The smell of it is simply so authentic...my mom makes it and it's simply the best....Beautifully explained!!

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  7. This is nice and I guess the aroma of ghee will be great. I too prepare this.

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  8. My grand ma prepares in the same way.How are you? I am missing you & all blog friends.Will be back soon.

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  9. Nothing will beat the home made ghee na..can feel the aroma of fresh ghee here..

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  10. I make it similarly too. Nothing beats the flavor of homemade ghee.

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  11. heme made ghee is always the best one, amma use to make it with murungailai,so flavorful...love it...nice post..helpful too!!


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  12. Nice one and my MIL does the same way, she collects the paal aadai(cream from milk) everyday and then when planning to do butter add tsp of curd in the milk cream to make it as curd cream. then she churns in the mixie itself(using the chunner blade). Nothing beats home made ghee and butter.. i am really drooling. Even here in US i am making butter once in a while :)

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  13. I love homemade ghee and always prepare's at home.Easily explained with fabulous pics!

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  14. This is so informative. I have always struggled with making ghee at home. I love the step by step method shown here. Will try making it at home using your method. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Awesome job with this post. Will help many who've never tried this at home.

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  17. I too make ghee at home. i add little methi seeds at the end .. donno y ;)

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  18. Reminds me of my Mom's process :) Awesome pics

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  19. Looks delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at foodepix.com.

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  20. The Ghee container brings back memories of my mom's kitchen

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  21. I read elsewhere on the net that we should remove the white frothy fat that accumulates on the top [cholesterol] and then finally filter out the milk solids as you said. Of course, my family disagrees with me. They want the fat that gives the taste.

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  22. @Swaminathan : I am not sure of it as amma makes it this way. But if we are diet and cholestrol conscious then we have to avoid ghee itself :)

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  23. Hi Sharmi,

    Excellent one. My amma too make the ghee in the same way by dropping drumstick leaves at the end. Which leave nice aroma. Once she be shifting the ghee into the container, she will be adding ragi flour in that ghee kadai with the drumstick leaves and added sugar or jaggery which will be very nice for having. Also, It got more strength in it.

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  24. Wow, nice post Sharmi..never knew about the drumstick leaves & rock salt..will definitely try this!!

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  25. Awesome job with this post. Will help many who've never tried this at home.

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  26. I add the rock salt, curry leaves, cloves, stem(thotima in telugu) of betel leaf, 5 drops each of butter milk and milk -- Mom's suggestion :)

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  27. i tried this, but since i didnt had mathu, i used food processor. i used the kneading blade and poured cleam and water to it. but the creme got whipped. how to do it in food processor?

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  28. @Suradeep : Are you asking for churning of butter? I am not sure of food processor but guess its same way I have said as in mixie too..cream should be sour enough to get the correct consistency

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  29. hi sharmis....i made ghee yesterday. but i suppose i overdid it..it turned light brown rather than golden...my concern is whether i can use it or not bcas i prepared it for my 1 year old son..pls reply...

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    1. Light brown is kind of ok...You can filter and use it. Hope its not black..

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  30. Hi Sharmi,

    How much butter to use?

    Thanks.

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    1. Quantity is your preference only...it depends on how much quantity of ghee you want :)

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  31. Hi sharmi, nice post...One question, I've prepared ghee. Now i would like to know how long will it be good.
    I am just keeping it outside. I mean not in fridge.How do i know if its shelf life is over. So could u clarify this?

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    1. It keeps well for about a month....even in room temperature

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  32. hi...can we use low fat butter?

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