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Desi Ghee Recipe | How to Make Ghee at Home | Homemade Ghee

Ghee Recipe, How to Make Ghee at home with step by step pictures. Traditionally desi ghee is made with butter obtained from milk. It has an intense aroma to it which adds the unique aroma to indian cooking. It is also loved by all the mothers specially for their babies and children.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 250 grams


  • 500 grams Homemade Butter - 500 grams
  • 2 sprigs Drumstick leaves - 2 sprigs


  • Take butter in a heavy bottom pan and heat it up on medium heat. Now the butter will melt and the milk solids will separate from it and start to foam up.
  • Keep on heating, now the foam will subside a little and it will bubble up. The water from the butter will start evaporating and reducing.
  • Now the milk solid will get toasted and it will get settled at the bottom, leaving a clear gold liquid.
  • Now add in drumstick leaves and let them crisp up.
  • Once crisped, turn off the heat and let the ghee gets cool.
  • Once it is cooled, strain it in an air tight container.
  • Store at room temp.



  • Always cook butter on a low to medium heat to avoid burning.
  • You can use store bought yellow butter, i used white butter.
  • You can add some salt or curry leaves when u add drumstick leaves.
  • After draining the ghee, we mix the sediments with some cooked rice and enjoy it. It is so tasty.
  • Use thick bottom pan for cooking ghee.
  • Don't use cold butter directly on hot kadai, it may burn. Use room temperature butter
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