Ghee / Clarified Butter
After I started to make ghee at home, I stopped buying it at the grocers. It tastes so good and what else can be better than mom-made ghee for kids? :)(no offense against dads, I've just stereotyped cooking and moms, despite knowing the fact that most of the great chefs are guys! :))
But you need to have the time...
Time - 1 hr
- Unsalted butter
Transfer the unsalted butter cubes into a vessel and let it start melting on medium heat. Once you see the butter is half-way through in melting, bring down the heat to low.
Let it cook or boil at this temperature for ~1 hr (yes, that is a lot of our precious time :) ) At the end of 50 - 55 mins, check if the smell of the butter has completely gone, else leave it for another 5-10 mins until the butter smell goes and you get a nice aroma of the ghee.
Well, you may not smell it in the entire house, you need to peek in the vessel to check this :) If you get a dark brown color like in the picture, don't worry, it doesn't mean it is burnt. The aroma of ghee still is intact and fabulous.
Store it in a jar/container and use when needed!
If you are storing it in a plastic container you need to wait until it cools down so that it will not melt the container. If you are storing it in a glass jar, you can do so after 7-10 mins of cooling.
You can add...
Some of them add turmeric powder due to traditional reasons OR add 3-4 fenugreek seeds(methi seeds) to get a nice aroma. If so, please go ahead and add either of it. I do not add anything because, I use it for my daughter in regular meals and also for cooking any sweet dish.