How to make Ghee

Ghee is a class of clarified butter that is originated in ancient India and is commonly used in South Asian cuisines, traditional medicine, and religious rituals.”

Homemade Ghee

Ghee is a traditional Indian food used for many dishes and natural medicine treatments.

 

Ghee is sacred in India and celebrated as the symbol of nourishment, healing and bliss.  Ayurvedic medicine has said for thousands of years that is good for the body, mind and spirit.  Most of the time Western medicine disregards what centuries of tradition and practice reveal to promote new studies and approaches to health.

However, ghee is so powerful that science easily backs the numerous claims behind ghee being a holistic approach to physical and mental health.

What is ghee?

 
 
Essentially ghee is pure butter oil; with a liquid gold consistency before solidifying.  It is the product of removing milk solids from butter,  leaving only the healthy fats behind.  It has a rich nutty flavor that is versatile enough to be used in teas and as the base of any savory meal.
 
 

 

What are the benefits of eating ghee?

 

Ghee is rich in the oil soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.  Also CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) an essential fatty acid which protects the organism from heart disease, cancers, and diabetes.  It is said to impact mood and positivity.  This ONLY applies to ghee made with butter from grassfed free roaming cows.  The reason for it being that as many people believe that memory is stored in the animals and their products that we consume, the cows traditionally used for making Ghee in India live much higher quality lives than dairy cows in large facilities.  They live free and are treated humanely their entire life.  This keeps the cow in balance with its emotions and free of stress and disease that may be transmitted through the consumption of their products.
 

How to make Ghee

Making your own homemade ghee is very easy.  Here is a simple step by step method with pictures to help you get the best ghee ever.  To make it you will need unsalted butter.  Look for the best quality butter you can find.  I love Kerrygold grass fed unsalted butter.

You will also need

  • a medium pot
  • a strainer
  • cheese cloth
  • a jar to store it once it is prepared.

Scroll down for the instructions.

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Let your homemade ghee cool down in room temperature as it solidifies. Then store in a  dark cool place in your kitchen.

You do not need to refrigerate your ghee, as long as you keep it away from direct sunlight.  Ghee has a long shelf life when properly prepared, up to 18 months!  

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A spoonful of ghee every morning to warm the inside.  It also helps with flexibility in yoga practice.  You can either enjoy the delicious nutty ghee by itself or add the spoonful to this  amazing anti-inflammatory tea.

 

Click HERE for more ways to use your homemade ghee.

He who begins the practise of yoga without controlling the diet suffers from many diseases and does not make progress in yoga”. (Gheranda Samhita 5/16)

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5 Comments

  1. Mayra November 28, 2016 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    After making it my ghee is very brown will it lighten up to the regular bright yellow color?

    • Darely November 28, 2016 at 5:50 pm - Reply

      It sure is lightening up, thank you I will post my results once it solifies

  2. Darely November 28, 2016 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    So I’m starting to get a little scared looking at my brownish jar but I’m sure it’ll clear up as it solifies I was told;)
    It’s cooling as I comment Ghee is the best thing ever, thank you for all your handy dandy love on this website ✨

    • KindaEasy November 28, 2016 at 5:51 pm - Reply

      Ghee is a staple in our home too! Not to worry, the color does change as it cools down!

  3. Darely November 28, 2016 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Awesome thank you for the speedy reply, not all websites do that☺️
    I was worried about my first jar of gold

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