Follow our simple how to make ghee at home guide and made your own delicious pure ghee.
Ghee is the most versatile ingredients full of essential fatty acids, nutrients, antioxidants and antiviral properties. Though easily available in stores there is no assurance on the purity or means to check its quality.
Fortunately with our how to make ghee at home simple guide you can enjoy homemade ghee with additional probiotic properties.
There are two convenient ways to make ghee at home
- Ghee from milk
- Ghee from butter
- Ghee from Malai
Step 1. How to make ghee from cow’s milk
To prepare ghee from milk or cow’s milk you need to collect milk cream or malai and refrigerate until you have 2 cups of fresh malai.
The best way to get a thick layer of cream is boil your milk and refrigerate it overnight and you would find a thick layer which is easy to remove by morning. Cow’s milk is the best to and has several benefits over buffalo or any other animal’s milk.
Step 2. How to make ghee from Malai
Add 2 tablespoon of yogurt to the malai or collected cream and allow it to rest overnight. Add cold water and ice cubes to the malai mixture and churn it well using a food processor, hand mixer, or mathni until you see the butter separating from butter milk.
Separate the solid part or butter and collect in a different container. Press the butterfat using your hands to remove traces of buttermilk from it. Your homemade pure butter is ready.
Step 3. How to make ghee from Butter
The major part of the process is done and now that you have your butter ready just add it to a thick based pan and let it simmer until you see milk solids caramelize at the bottom and the foamy layers fades off completely. Once you see the clear golden liquid bring it to a boil and voila your homemade ghee is ready.
You may skip the collection of milk cream and opt to make ghee from plain butter or any unsalted cream butter.
Follow these steps in our how to make brown butter from butter guide to get your hands on the golden treat in an easy way.
Opt for a superior quality preferably grass fed unsalted butter.
- Start with 1kg or two pounds, cut the slab into small cubes of roughly one inch size each this will help the butter melt evenly and fasten the process.
- Set the butter to melt over low heat stirring it gently from time to time.
- Keep stirring until you see the foamy layer simmering and bubbling. Gradually the foamy layer with clear on its own and the milk particles will settle towards the side of pan.
- Once the foamy layer has completely disappeared and you can see the golden colorations at the bottom stir until the mixture start boiling and your ghee is ready.
- We hope all your doubts are clear with regard to how to make ghee at home. If you have any questions do let us know in the comment section below.