Mittu loves homemade ghee so we make sure ghee is always there in our kitchen and yes butter and ghee are always homemade except for rare occassions or when we have guests at home,we get butter alone from outside. On one such clicked this to post it here..I wouldn’t 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).
This is how ghee looks(above pic) after few days, depends on the climatic conditions too.We had a gloomy weather when I made this so in few hrs ghee became thick.
Homemade Ghee Recipe
Recipe Category: Dip | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Unsalted Butter – 500 gms
Rock Salt – 4 small stones
- Heat 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.
- 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.
- And within few minutes the froth will collect at the top as you can see.
- Slowly the 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.
- Now strain using a metal strainer.The residue is collected as you can see….We usually mix it with rice and eat…yummm.Pure homemade ghee is ready.
Cool down then store in a clean container.
- You can use rock salt or curry leaves or drumstick leaves dipped in buttermilk and add it at the last stage.
- The residue can be mixed with rice and had, it will be very tasty.You can even add roasted wheat flour with nuts to make atta ladoos.
- I took the butter straight from the fridge so cooked in low flame else it will start burning.
- If ghee is not cooked properly,it will give raw flavour so be patient and cook in low flame.
- 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.