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How to make Ghee at home (Clarified Butter)

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Cuisine India


  • 250g unsalted butter


  • Add the butter to a pan on medium heat and let it melt.
  • After a while, you will see white foam on the surface.
  • Let it simmer and bubble away 20-25 minutes on low flame. Do not stir.
  • You will start to see the milk solids at the bottom of the pan.
  • From this moment carefully observe, because the milk solids must be caramelized without burning and this point of caramelization gives the authentic flavour of traditional Ghee.
  • With a knife separate the foam from above to observe the bottom of the pan. If you see that the solids of the bottom are dark brown colour, turn off the heat.
  • The whole process usually takes about 35-40 minutes.
  • Put a thin cloth on top of a strainer and strain the ghee into a clean jar.
  • When it is completely cooled it becomes semi-solid. Normally you can store it at room temperature, but if you want, you can put it in the fridge. This way it will last longer.