Photo: Thomas J. Story
Total Time
30 Mins
Makes about 1 1/2 cups

Ghee doesn't burn like regular butter because all of the flammable milk solids have been removed. It has a delicious rich, creamy taste. "We call it liquid gold," says Meeru Dhalwala, owner of Shanik restaurant in Seattle and co-owner of Vij's and Rangoli in Vancouver.


How to Make It

Step 1

In a small, heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. When boiling vigorously, reduce heat to medium-low and begin skimming off white foam, tipping pan as needed.

Step 2

Simmer and skim until only clear, honey-colored liquid is left. Pour into a jar with a lid. Once cool, ghee solidifies and keeps, chilled, indefinitely.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per tbsp.

Shanik, Seattle

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