Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Homemade Ghee

I was not sure whether to post this or not, but eventually decided to go ahead. I have had many requests for this therefore I guess at least some of you will need this recipe. This is mainly for those who are staying abroad and have access to unsalted butter but not so much clarified. Enjoy!

Ghee

Ingredients:

Unsalted Butter- 1lb
Fenugreek Seeds (optional)- 3-4


Method:

1.Melt the butter in a thick bottom pan on medium high heat.
2.Once the butter is melted add the fenugreek seed,if you are adding any and reduce the heat to medium low.
3.Once it starts to splutter let it sit there on this heat for 20-25 minutes or until all the spluttering stops and the ghee starts to turn golden brown in color.
4.Let it cool. Do not disturb the bottom.
5.Sieve it into a dry glass(preferably) container and close it tightly,once the ghee has cooled completely.


Ghee

Notes:

1.Some people like their ghee to be yellowish, in that case you could switch off the heat 5-7 minutes before.Also you could add a pinch of turmeric to enhance the color.
2.If you want to store it for a while you will have to make it like I have explained.This is to make sure that no water is left in ghee.
3.I took these pictures soon after sieving,before it got solidified.
4.Adding fenugreek gives a nice flavor to ghee.But it's completely optional

Contributor: Namitha

42 comments:

  1. Nice click..Nice fenugreek addition never tried that before..I usually add curry leaves...

    Pushpa@ simplehomefood.com

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  2. I always use homemade ghee...never realized its so easy to make..
    Lovely pic & the addition of fenugreek is new to me...I just made a batch yest...will try this twist next time :)
    Sinfully Spicy

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  3. home made products r always best ...i too make ghee like this but adding meethi seeds is new for me ..will try next time

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  4. Sho...u really have patience ketto...that too with 2 kids around...i love home made ghee..my grandmom makes such amazing ghee. But the lazy me prefers to just buy one bottle from the store:)

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  5. Love homemade ghee, i do this often..but i add curry leaves instead of fenugreek seeds..

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  6. wow, what a rich and deep color.

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  7. I just love the fresh smell of ghee everytime my mom makes this at home....it smells so heavenly...I just love it...

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  8. adding fenugreek is new to me, ghee looks great

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  9. wow ghee looks perfectly made adding fenugreek is new to me.

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  10. Mmmm, I love the smell when it gets to that golden color!

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  12. I think the fenugreek seeds give it that coppery color. Looks and I bet should smell/taste awesome.

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  13. Nice Clicks !! Adding fenugreek seeds is new to me. My mom used to add drumsticks leaves.

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  14. Hi Namitha, I too made it last week only took all the pics but didn't get any time to post it.....never used methi seeds in it, totally new to me....

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  15. Nice way to make homemade ghee..adding fenugreek seeds is new to me.

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  16. I make ghee once in a month and absolutely love the smell of the freshly made ghee. Adding fenugreek seeds is new to me.

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  17. Always love home made ghee, and yes fenugreek seeds in ghee ?? new for me 2!!

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  18. Wow..what a rich color..nicely done!
    I always make ghee at home too..never added fenugreek though..nothing can beat the wonderful aroma n taste of the homemade one!

    US Masala

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  19. Adding fenugreek is new to me. And how did you get this beautiful color dear. Nothing can beat the aroma of home made ghee. I'm glad u posted this method

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  20. When my father came to visit us, he made ghee from butter for us .... and it was superb... don't remember him adding fenugreek though!

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  21. Amma makes it even now.. the aroma is so enticing

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  22. The addition of fenugreek seeds to ghee is quite new. I add drumstick leaves or curry leaves and peppercorns instead. Anyway, the ghee must be aromatic and is wonderful.

    Nandini's Food Page

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  23. Using of fenugreek seeds while making ghee is something new, thanks for sharing this one namitha, nice and useful post plus a very beautiful click...

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  24. Hi,

    wow...yummy...looks so delish....

    Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com
    www.lovelypriyanka.blogspot.com

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  25. Homemade ghee sound so easy to make, Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.

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  26. I think this very useful for people abroad:)

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  27. absolutely an useful post.nice click and adding fenugreek seeds sounds very new to me. we add drumstick leaves to it

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  28. I've never tried fenugreek seeds while boiling butter for ghee. Must be a med value addition. Will try using next time:)
    Loved the colour in the bottle!

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  29. Lovely tips for making homemade ghee!

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  30. never tried at home....really gud one!

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  31. Wow...the colour is just beautiful.! Thanks very much for showing how to make ghee at home.

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  32. A gorgeous color! Thanks for this useful recipe!

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  33. Nothing can come near to home made ghee...looks so tempting

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  34. the addition od fenugreek is new to me .. nothing beats home made desi ghee :)

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  35. I love home made ghee.. I too prepare here at times. But adding fenugreek is new to me.. athu konde enthenkilum extra benefits undo, other than flavour?

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  36. delicious lovely addition of fenugreek

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  37. Thanks guys !
    @ Nitha: I am not sure since we'll be adding only 3-4 seeds. Of course fenugreek has cooling effects in your body !

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  38. worth post Gulmohar, beautiful pic, just the perfect color and the way i like it. Interesting to know the addition of methi, in my family we are used to addition of fresh curry leaves just before taking the ghee out from heat :)

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  39. I love your blog!!! am glad you put this post.

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