How to make Ghee

It couldn't be any simpler to produce your own Ghee.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Indian
Keyword budget, clarified butter, easy
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 1 jar
Calories 3557kcal
Author Eva Burg


  • 17.5 oz butter unsalted


  • Bring the butter to a boil in a medium-sized, heavy saucepan.
  • Reduce the heat to a low to medium flame and let simmer for 20-25 min.
  • Don't stir, the milk solids will sink to the bottom of the pan. Expect a foam to coat the top, which you can simply remove with a spoon.
  • After around 20 min. you will notice a delicious smell of Parmesan crackers filling the air. This is the sign that it has been done.
  • Remove the pan from the flame.
  • Filter out the milk solids by pouring the melted butter through a tight-woven muslin or cheesecloth.


Calories: 3557kcal | Protein: 4g | Fat: 402g | Saturated Fat: 254g | Cholesterol: 1066mg | Sodium: 3542mg | Potassium: 119mg | Vitamin A: 12400IU | Calcium: 119mg