Saturday, April 16, 2011

Ghee - Clarified Butter -A pictorial guide for making Ghee

Ghee plays an essential part of life in Indian families.We used to prepare n number of dishes using ghee.The flavour has addicted everybody from kids to adults.Ghee has comparitively less fat than butter.We used to buy ghee from indian stores.But after my vacation to India,I had lot of  ghee packets bought from there.But it got over after a year.After a year,when I went to buy ghee in grocery store, I was totally shocked to see the prices.Usually it will be $10.99 per pound.The prices of ghee has gone upto 4 dollars more per 1000 ml.These things made me to think.

 From then ,I started buying butter and clarifying them.The cost of 450 gm (1 pound) butter is just $ 2.98.From this 450 gm butter,I am able to get around 400 gm of ghee.This has cost me 2 times less than the store bought ghee.Home made ghee has more flavour than the store bought.My mom used to put drumstick leaves at last to add flavour.Since we dont get here,I have substitued with curry leaves.This ghee can be prepared in lots and refrigerated.It has more shelf life.So my buddy home makers,start preparing ghee at home and reduce ur cost of budget.




Ingredients:
1.Butter                 -            1 pound
2.Curry leaves      -             few

Method:
* Bring the butter to room temperature.
* Take a heavy bottomed pan and add the butter sticks to it.
* Place the pan in medium low and stir it in equal intervals.
* At first there will be heavy froth on the top.
* Let it boil well.
* The butter will change colours at every stage.
* Initially it will be light yellow,then dark yellow and at last light brown.

* Stir the butter in between.
* Watch carefully,as there are chances for the butter to get dark soon.
* Once it comes to the light brown colour stage,then turn off the stove and add curry leaves.
* Let it cool completely.Filter the ghee and transfer it to another container.
* Store it in a dry place.
* Since , I have used just 1 pound butter,I didnt get much froth on top.If u r using greater quantity then there is a need to remove the excess froth .

Note:
The prepared ghee will look like sesame oil in colour immediately after turning it off.
After transferring the ghee to the bottle,the residue can be mixed with ragi flour and sugar to be more delicious edible  mix.
When refrigerated ,has a longer shelf life upto 6 months.
Heavy bottomed pan ensures ,that we get the right colour.if not it will blacken quickly.

38 comments:

Kalpana Sareesh said...

tats a perfect demo sure try... my hubby s been asking me to make ghee at home for some time.. thanks..

GEETHA ACHAL said...

ஆஹா...நானும் அடுத்த போஸ்ட் இத தான் போட வேண்டும் என்று எடுத்து வைத்து இருக்கின்றேன்....same pinch...

நானும் பட்டர் வாங்கி நெய் செய்து கொள்ளவது..

படங்கள் அனைத்துமே அருமை...

Priya said...

I do exactly the same, its too costly here also..Wonderful post..

Sobha Shyam said...

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Suja Sugathan said...

Wonderful post dear,will surely try this..thanks for sharing.

Saras said...

Useful cost cutting tips Savi..

Chitra said...

home made ghee has a great smell.....

Santosh Bangar said...

useful tips for poure ghee

Swathi said...

Home made ghee looks delicious.

Nandini said...

Lovely home-made recipe...Looks aromatic!

Vidhya said...

I too make ghee the same way.It not only cost less it tastes 50 times better than the store brought ones.

Saras said...

Useful & coasting tips dear..

Rani acharyulu said...

Great post.It is useful to every one.I used to do make ghee with fresh butter in India.Home made ghee is always tasty and better.

Raksha said...

I too do it at home, but I start from the cream itself. Ur demo is too good

Plateful said...

Thanks for this great post on our desi ghee- will try my hands at it, when I find the time!!

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Vimitha Anand said...

Thats a perfect step by step demo dear... Thanks for sharing...

S.Menaga said...

My method also same...looks good!!
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divya said...

Home made ghee looks delicious.

Nancy and Vijay said...

Really helpful post Savitha. I've always intended to do ghee at home as it is rising in price. I just ran out so the timing is perfect. :)

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

nice step to step demo !! home made ghee looks so wonderful !!

Padhu said...

Useful post for beginners

Jay said...

Mmmm...I can smell the tempting aroma here..very useful post Savitha..
Tasty Appetite

ஸாதிகா said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....delicious!

G.Pavani said...

yes,its good to make ghee at home.itoo make it at home only..

Shanavi said...

Super semi homemade post Savi.. I'll also try when i finish my big box of ghee am using now..

Biny Anoop said...

wow thanks a lot dear....very gud idea.....

saffronstreaks said...

thats a wonderful demo Savitha of making home made ghee which are usually more flavourful than the store bought,

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Ila said...

wonderful and useful demo :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I did not know about price and making ghee at home can be cheaper. I guess, I am also going to give it a try now :)

Mélange said...

Happy belated New year Savitha..Hope you had a great time.

Hey thats such a nice post.Finally when it turns to ghee,mixing up with ragi and sugar,that part seems very interesting..Would love to try this .

SheenaBabu said...

Savi...use Betel leaves(vetrilai)...gives awesome result pa

Now Serving said...

yum yum where is my pappu shaadum?? :)

Rachu said...

wow.. i have never tried this... This pictorial is amazing
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Smita said...

Great tutorial ... Nothing can match the goodness of homemade ghee !!

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Pushpa said...

Very informative post,the last picture is very tempting.Ya where is the pappu mammam:)

Priya said...

Useful tips & Lovely pics!

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