Friday, July 18, 2008

Homemade Ghee

Ghee or Clarified Butter is used in most of the Indian dishes.. especially the home made ghee's fragrance adds to the richness of any dish. Few years before i used to buy store brought ghee ....but now have learnt to make ghee from butter .. so now a days... make homemade ghee...( i make it at home... just for the fragrance of it)

I used 2 pkt of Kirkland brand Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter from Costco (16 OZ ) each

Method for making Clarified ghee from Butter:

Step 1: Heat a large Pot/Pan, add the butter, melt it in medium heat.Stirring occasionally..
Step 2: When the melted butter boils a scum will be formed (creamish white) in color,continue the heating process...The scum will start to settle to the bottom of the pan or pot and the ghee will begin to clear.
Step 3: The scum will turn out to nice golden brown and fragrance of fresh ghee will come. The ghee is ready. Remove it from heat, let it cool. Once it cools strain and separate the ghee from scum and store the ghee in an airtight clean container.
The Ghee will last fresh for over 6 months with out any problem. We can also refrigerate it.
Notes: Making Ghee is very easy and simple..But takes lot of time. Do not fasten the process by increasing the heat, the ghee needs to be slow cooked...
The whole procedure took me about 45 minutes.

What next... Oh, yes the Tag...Veda murthy of Iyengar's kitchen tagged me from Kai Kriye art blog.
The rules are:

"At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 or 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read my blog".Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answers."-

1.What was I doing ten years ago?
Studying in Chennai,India.
2. Five things on Today's "To do" list
To do laundry
Post at least one new post in my food blog and answer the tag
Clean up my vegetable garden
Help my son ( 2 yr old) to gift wrap few presents... for the weekends birthday party
To download the photos from my camera or card reader
3.I am addicted to :
browsing the Internet
playing with my two sons( 2 yr old) and (3 months old )
and now a days blogging......
4.Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Will do lot of Travel...with my family..visit places.(world tour).. enjoy all the best things in life... do some charity....will give best education to my kids... and save some for my future and my family future....

5. Places i have lived:
Madhya Pradesh - India
Tamil Nadu - India
and now in California - U.S.A

I pass on this tag to Cham, Usha, Priti, Rekha,Shreya and Trupti


Nags said...

ur blog is coming along very nicely :) my mom and grandmom used to make ghee at home but i havent tried it yet!

just a suggestion: how about removing the word verification for comments since you already have comment moderation?

Rashmi said...

hi nags i have removed the word verfication for comments... thanks for the suggestions...

Sujatha said...

First time to your blog, and you do have nice recipes.. Those are nice pictures and explains clearly how to make home-made ghee.. Thanks for sharing!

Cham said...

I make ghee at home, looks very flavorful :D Nice tag, i already did it, but i will acknowledge soon :)

Swapna said...

Hi Rashmi,

Thanks for your comment... I have always wanted to make my own ghee..but since my grandma's tinme no one has ever done that... I love the smell that permeates when u do that..hope we can be friends...:)

Priti said...

I thought I left a comment for the palak roti too...hmmm but cant see tht!
Anywayz homemade mom use to make. Nice try dear. & Thanks for the tag..I have already done something similar before..but will do this soon (my soon can by anytime so just bear with it ;))

Veda Murthy said...

hi rash! thanks for answering the questions! will keep coming here often! keep up the good work!


Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Dear Rashmi

Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog..
You have a lovely blog here and hope to see each other often..
Take care

KALVA said...

I will do the ghee, the same way.. Lovely meme dear...

Ramya Bala said...

Hey rashmi,thanks for dropping by and u too have a lovely blog..will chk out all ur posts and add to my blog list dear

Madhavi said...

Hi, thanks for stoppin' by. You have very nice blog and great recipes collection. Great job!!!

Keep in touch :))


Shreya said...

Hi Rashmi, nice way of making ghee at home. I have seen my mother make it at home, and always take back with me, but I have never ever tried it myself! Thanks for tagging, and I am still new to the blog-world tags, will take a while to figure out things...buying time...:-)

Anisheetu said...

First time here... nice blog dear will add u in my blog roll... U also do that when u have time.. :)

Andhra Flavors said...

I hate store bought ghee. very useful post.

Indranee said...

Nothing like homemade ghee! We make this at home and I love it with steamed rice.Loved reading your tags:)

Cooking Station said...

hi rashmi, you have a good luck genie waiting on my blog.

Shreya said...

Hi Rashmi, I have posted my answers to the tag. Thanks for tagging!:-)

Usha said...

Hi Rashmi,You have a surprise waiting for you at my blog,please check it out:)

Usha said...

Hi Rashmi,just answered the tag :)