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Home Made Ghee (Clarified Butter)

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Ghee or clarified butter has been recommended in Ayurvedic cooking and was used in lots of medicines. Unfortunately few studies and research was done in recent past claimed that it increases cholesterol.
Do you remember old Indian Granny used to put a dollop of homemade ghee on Chawal (Cooked Rice) and Dal (Lentil curry) and there was a reason for it? Please do a bit more research and you will be convinced that ghee is needed for our body. Here is the recipe for making Homemade ghee.
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Served AsLunch
Recipe Taste Savoury
Servings 2


  • 500 gm Cream from full cream milk


  • This is a one ingredient recipe so now you know why it's easy to make ghee at home. For making around 250 grams of ghee you would need 500 gram of fresh cream.
  • This recipe needs more tips and tricks than mixing the ingredients. So Here is the first tip - Always buy full cream milk if you want to make ghee. Try to buy organic milk to get organic ghee.
  • Once the milk is boiled and cooled, it would form a thick cream on top. Remove it with the spatula or strain.
  • Collect this cream for about 15 days in s steel container and keep it in the refrigerator. approximately 15 days full cream would be about 500 grams.
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  • Once you decide to make ghee, take out the container which you have been filling from past 15 days and pour out the cream. It might turn pinkish sometimes but don't worry. Just churn it few times with the churner and keep it in a dry place overnight.
  • Pour the cream in a heavy bottom pan. Continous stirring and patience is the key to make clear ghee, it will come with practice.
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  • After 5 minutes cream would start bubbling. Continue to stir and do not step out of the kitchen as if you forget it would burn.
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  • After 15 minutes, the yellow liquid which is ghee would start separating in the pan. A brown residue would be formed at the bottom.
    Home Made Ghee (Clarified Butter) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Continue to stir as this is the most crucial stage and you might burn the whole ghee. Gas stove should always be at low.


About the Author – Kirti is a co-founder of Plattershare, a Foodie and health conscious person who believes that right eating and right living is a sustainable model and there is no shortcut to health. 
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 850 kcal | Carbohydrates: 7 g | Protein: 7 g | Fat: 90 g | Saturated Fat: 58 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23 g | Cholesterol: 283 mg | Sodium: 68 mg | Potassium: 238 mg | Sugar: 7 g | Vitamin A: 3675 IU | Vitamin C: 2 mg | Calcium: 165 mg | Iron: 0.3 mg

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