Homemade Ghee Recipe - Nei Recipe | How to make Indian Clarified Butter-Ghee

We use ghee frequently in our home because it is so remarkably versatile, and rich golden color with great aroma adds flavor and taste to the food. About the making ghee in home….let me share my experience :)

 After coming to US I always use to buy ghee from Indian grocery stores. One day my friend 'S' asked me, why buying these from the stores, why can't make yourself? but to be honest, I never laid my hands on making this from the scratch before, though it sounded easy. So one day, I decided to make my own homemade ghee and started the process, but I'm not sure of the final consistency or when to remove from fire. I kept it in high temperature for long time and it got burnt, a total disaster..he he :) then I called my friend 'S' and told about the disaster, she was all ha ha haha :) even now I guess.

As we say practice makes perfect right? so i decided to try once again, So I told her that, Guess what! she   immediately came over and helped me make it; that how I learned making of Ghee...from then, I never bought ghee from the stores, I always make them at home......So all credit goes to her and I am dedicating this post to my friend...'Suman', hope you are reading this :)

Ok stories apart, for all the newbies and for those who do not know what is Ghee? Ghee is a Indian clarified butter. Traditionally prepared by gently heating butter until it becomes clear golden liquid. The lactose and other milk solids coagulate and are meticulously removed. What’s left of the butter is a clear golden liquid, with the solids settled at the bottom. This liquid is ghee. According to the ancient Ayurveda, a moderate amount of ghee is the best cooking oil. Though it still has a high fat content, ghee's many health benefits make it a fine alternative to butter or oil. To know more about ghee read here.

So what you waiting for friends, do give it a try and feel the aroma and freshness of  homemade ghee, but of course first-timers you will need a little guidance :-) 

Making ghee -Indian Clarified Butter Recipe -Homemade Ghee Recipe - Nei Recipe | How to make Indian Clarified Butter-Ghee
Cooking Time : 30 -45 minutes
Yields : 1 1/2 cups /375 ml

Ingredients :
Organic Unsalted Butter :  1 lb/ 450 grms

How to make Ghee - Nei/Ney - Indian Clarified Butter:

1. Place the butter in a heavy-bottomed pan or kadai and melt on medium-low heat, Don't stir in between.

2. When the butter start to boil, scum of creamish white color will be formed on the top and the melted butter will be very opaque.
3. Let it boil, without stirring on low heat..slowly the scum will settle down at the bottom of the pan and the milky butter begins to look like clear.
4. The scum will become golden brown in color and you can see the clear ghee with a nice aroma. (Note : This takes approximately 30-45 minutes.)
5. When there’s a bit of brown sediment beginning to form at the bottom of the pan, the ghee is ready.
6. Be careful not to burn it during these final minutes of cooking. Remove the ghee from the heat and let it cool..
7. After its cool down, strain the ghee through strainer in a air tight container.You only want to get the golden liquid oil and not the sediment at the bottom of the pot.
8. Ghee will solidify when cooled, store closed; no need to refrigerate.

Notes :
  • Do not fasten the process by increasing the heat, the ghee needs to be slowly cooked. 
  • Be sure to cool the ghee to room temperature before covering with airtight lid. 
  • Ghee that is well purified, filtered, and properly stored will last for 6 months to 1 year in or out of the refrigerator.
  • Use only clean dry spoon to take out the ghee from the jar/bottle. Do not use wet spoon which adds moisture and that spoils the whole ghee.
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  1. Hey Sangii..ethu othiri helpful aanu ketto..njaum eghane try cheyyan thodaghi..chela doubts undayirunnu..eppo clear aayi..thanks alot da..

  2. Those pictures are really good !! Nicely explained.

  3. I can smell the lovely aroma of that home made ghee. Nice.

  4. very useful post with awesome clicks....

  5. i love that spoon..gorgeous it looks.i have to give a go at homemade ghee soon ..

  6. There's nothing like homemade ghee....nothing storebought smells the same. I can feel the glorious aroma that must have spread when the butter melted.Mmmmmm
    a staple in my house too:)

  7. Hi...
    I was looking for it solong..thanks

    1. Hi Jishna, Did you get a chance to try it?



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