Making Ghee from Butter

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Make Ghee at home using butter in less than 20 minutes!

While you may have heard Ghee is fattening, has saturated fats and is not good for your heart or your waist etc. but what you have probably not been told is Ghee helps you recover when you are sick, and that it is considered to be a unique type of saturated fat that helps burn the stubborn fat in the body. Don’t believe me, read here what India’s top fitness expert has to say about Ghee. She calls Ghee nothing short of a miracle worker and I couldn’t agree more. That is why I make it an important part of our daily diet.

Now that you are somewhat convinced (I hope) that daily consumption of Ghee is good for you and your family , let’s find out on how we make Ghee from butter at home. And if you are the visual kind, here’s a video that you can watch.  (P.S – It is my first time making a video, I would love to hear some feedback on if it was helpful!)


Note: I normally use either Kerry Gold or Amish unsalted butter to make Ghee at home. 

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Make Ghee from Butter in 15 minutes!
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Making Ghee from Butter

Learn how to make flavorful ghee from butter in under 20 minutes.
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Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 cups



  • In a deep saucepan, melt butter on medium heat. The melted butter will start turning frothy pretty quickly.
  • Give it a quick stir and continue to cook. Eventually the froth will slowly disappear leaving behind a deep brown liquid.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low. Milk solids will turn deep brown and will start moving towards the bottom of the pan and you will be left behind with a clear liquid.
  • Take it off the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes before pouring into a glass jar. Apply the lid only after the ghee has completely cooled down.
  • Store it in room temperature for a month or refrigerate it for it to last longer.
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Disclaimer: Approximate nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and can vary depending on the exact ingredients/brands used. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist.


Serving: 1tablespoonCalories: 51kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 2mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 175IUCalcium: 2mg
Diet: Vegetarian
Course: Basics
Method: Stovetop
Keywords: 20-minute, homemade
Cuisine: Indian
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