Ghee or clarified butter is used in countless Indian dishes. It is in fact, a great alternative to cooking oil. Homemade ghee is fragrant and adds an incomparable richness to any dish. Ghee becomes solidified at lower temperatures but can easily be melted when required
- 1/2 kg unsalted white butter
- A pinch of cooking salt
- A bunch of drumstick leaves
- Heat a deep, heavy-bottomed vessel on a medium flame and put the butter
- Simmer and allow to melt and then cook.
- When the froth is steady add the salt and drumstick leaves
- Allow to cool, strain the clarified butter to remove drumstick leaves and salt
- You will get a clear golden colored liquid
- Cool this mixture and store in a stainless steel or glass jar
- This can be stored for about a month's time
- Please note : If you need to melt the ghee, do so in small portions and not the whole quantity. This is said to be unhealthy and the quality of the ghee will also go down
500 gm of ready made ghee : Rs 200/- ( with preservatives )
500 gm of home made ghee : Rs 120/- ( in its pure form )
Me and my sister will literally fight for that fried drumsticks in ghee once my mom finish making here ghee,makes me nostalgic. Love this homemade ghee.
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Adding drumstick leaves is new to me. But loved the residue after the ghee was filtered. Even we use to fight for that residue when we were growing up.
Love the post.....I just fry some rice flour in that kadai,fry for a while.. add sugar.It tastes awesome...My children's favourite...
Nice post....very useful
Adding drumstic leaes is new to me I some times add vettalai to ghee. Home made ghee is my first choice for every thing.
Always love homemade ghee..and nice that you have given the comparison!..I think all of us who have grown up with homemade ghee can resonate with the residue fighting!
never made with the leaves before
i also made home made ghee but slightly different ....never knew abt drumsticks being used
I've never added drumstick leaves...that's a neat idea. Love anything homemade...
Adding drumstick leaves is new to me. Thanks for the tip and detailed instructions.
This technique is new to me..My Mom does it from cream but this one is lot more easier..Thanks for sharing :)
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