How to make desi ghee from unsalted butter-Ghee making

Ghee makingGhee making is an art and in our house we always make fresh ghee. Desi ghee is unrefined and is rich in vital nutrients. Home made ghee has texture, color and flavor which cannot be matched by store-bought ghee. Very importantly it is such an easy thing to do. It is cooking butter in a kadai till right consistency reaches. Here is a simple video on ghee making.

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Ghee making – Step by step instruction

 

*Place unsalted butter in a kadai which is 5 to 6 times capacity of butter. I used 500 grams butter for which I used kadai of 3 liters capacity. Place the butter and heat it.Ghee making

*The butter would melt and become liquid. Continue heating.

* You will see butter becoming frothy and develops bubble.Ghee making

*With a laddle, keep stirring. Ghee will not be struck to the bottom but stirring helps to prevent overflow of liquefied butter.

*Keep stirring and you can see that liquid becomes more frothy and raises.Ghee making

*Stir continuously till you see light brown spots on the forth. At this stage, switch off the flame and continue stirring till the liquid cools down a bit.

*The done ghee would be in gingelly oil color. You can see your whole kitchen filled with aroma of fresh ghee.Ghee making

* Transfer to dry container and enjoy fresh ghee.

 

Notes:

*If you like white ghee switch off the flame 1 minute before ghee turns brown spots. This stage ghee will not be grainy though.

*Switching off flame on your first sight of brown spots is a must. Otherwise ghee would turn bitter.

*You can add curry leaves or moringa leaves to the ghee when you see brown spots. Besides providing aroma, it helps to reduce ghee temperature quickly. The leaves can then be consumed and it tastes divine.

*Try with small quantity till you get expertise.

*Residue of the ghee is very tasty. I normally grind small quantity of fried gram (Pottu kadalai) with sugar and a piece of cardamom  together and add the powdered one to the residue. I then make small balls and give it to kids. You can do the same procedure with Sattu maavu or Wheat flour also.

 

Related: Have you read my post on Curd making that gives you tips to make creamy thick curd at home. Do read and share the feedback.

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