Yes!! Making ghee at home is one of the simplest things that I have come across. I dnt know why it took me two years in the US to realise that making ghee at home is more convinient and economical than running to an Indian store nearby . But I didnt realise this until I was running out of ghee for making diwali sweets and had no time to run to an Indian store.
So here is how you do it
- 1 lb of unsalted butter . I used Trader joe's . But any brand works
- In a heavy bottom pan (vessel), heat the butter on a medium flame.
- After all the butter has melted , bring it to a boil.
- Then reduce the flame to low and let the butter boil.
- You will see froth developing on the butter.
- Blow air over the froth to check the butter. You will see milk solids settling at the bottom .
- Now remove this froth slowly without disturbing the ghee,
- After some time the butter will stop boiling , this is when you know that your ghee is ready.
- At this point either remove it from the flame or simmer it on a very low flame for a more brown color,
- Cool it and then strain using a strainer or a cheese/muslin cloth.