How to make Ghee or Clarified Butter

how to make ghee

I was raised in my grandmother’s home. My grand parents had lots of cows. She used to make butter daily from curd or yogurt by churning them using traditional ways. Even my Mom makes butter weekly. They will collect the butter for a week and make Ghee or Clarified butter with that. I grew up helping my grandmother and mom in this procedure.

After coming to US I purchased ghee from Indian store and didn’t like the taste of it. So I decided to make my own ghee. I tried to collect cream from milk and try to make my own butter. It didn’t work. I gave up this idea. I have seen in some of the blogs that we can make our own butter from heavy cream. I have to try that. Now I’m purchasing butter and making ghee from it.

Those who are shy from ghee find many health benefits of it from here and here and ayurvedam about ghee . Many health stores are selling ghee or clarified butter like Trader Joe’s.

Ingredients for making Ghee or Clarified Butter:
1) Unsalted Butter 10 sticks
2) Salt a pinch
3) Pepper corns 4-5
4) Curry Leaves or Drumstick leaves few

Making of Ghee::

Bring unsalted butter to room temperature.

make desi ghee from butter
Take a stainless steel pan and add room temperature butter. if you are in a hurry you can use butter directly from refrigerator.

make ghee from butter

Use medium to high heat and melt butter.

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Once butter is melted reduce the heat to medium and stir now and then. Don’t go away from stove. Stay close to stove. Keep an eye and keep stirring occasionally.

make ghee from butter


make ghee from butter

Add salt, pepper and curry leaves. Ghee tastes good even If you don’t any of these. But have seen my grandmother and mom add these so I add them.

Initially when you are melting butter you will be hearing sizzling sound as water will be evaporating. At the end of ghee making process sound settles down and you can smell ghee and bubbles will be forming. At this point don’t stir. Keep a close eye and swtich of the flame when sizzling sound completely stops and you can see only bubbles.

make ghee from butter

Once it is cooled you can see like this.

ghee recipe

Now pour into clean bottle. Enjoy desi ghee or clarified butter.

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how to make ghee

When it is cooled and after couple of hours it will be have creamy texture.

how to make ghee

How to make Ghee or Clarified Butter

Making of ghee or clarified butter from butter.
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Author Sravanthi


  • Unsalted Butter 10 sticks
  • Salt a pinch
  • Pepper corns 4-5
  • Curry Leaves or Drumstick leaves few


  1. Melt butter for few minutes.
  2. ONce butter is melted and sizzling sound settles down ghee is done.
  3. sticks of butter took almost 20 min to make ghee.
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