5 Ingredients or Fewer


December  6, 2010
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  • Makes A Jar of Goodness
Author Notes

In Ayurvedic medicine, ghee aids digestion, treats anxiety, retains memory, and promotes the immune system. Ghee is as important to the Indian cooking as butter is to French cuisine. As it may be similar to clarified butter, the process of simmering the butter is much longer, up until the popping sound of the water subsides and the milk solids sink down to the bottom. The result is a golden clear liquid that holds a rich nutty aroma. —FrancesRen

What You'll Need
  • a few sticks of butter
  • cheese cloth/ kitchen paper towel
  1. In low heat, melt the butter in a non-stick pot.
  2. Simmer quietly. The foam will appear in the top layer. Continue to cook until the popping sound of the water subsides and the milk solids sinks down to the bottom, 10~15 minutes.
  3. Strain the liquid through a cheese cloth or kitchen paper towel.
  4. Reserve in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid; can be kept in the fridge for months.

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  • FrancesRen
  • AntoniaJames

2 Reviews

FrancesRen January 20, 2011
I can't agree even more. :)
AntoniaJames January 20, 2011
Thanks so much for posting this. I've been making my own for years, using the same method. It's helpful to have this recipe on the site, for those who don't already make their own. I love how important the sense of hearing is when cooking this. Just love the crackling sound it makes! ;o)