When you see the word “ghee” you think of the traditional Indian dessert made by simmering milk and sugar mixture and then pressing the mixture into thin pancakes. But a lot of people don’t know it’s been around for centuries in Iran, India, and Turkey. The original recipe for ghee was from the Persian poet, Rumi. The recipe was for the cooking of milk, sugar, and butter.
The name ghee comes from the Persian word for “milk”. That means that in the past we’ve been cooking with cream, which was cooked with more butter. As for the word “grease,” that’s simply meaning “a liquid made by heating the fat.” Ghee is derived from this word.
When you think of ghee, you probably think of butter. But ghee is actually a butter-fat-based cooking oil. The oil is often used in cooking. The cooking oil can be used in a variety of ways in food, but the most common use is to flavor a lot of different dishes, such as in hummus (see recipe above).
To make a cup of ghee, you will need to boil a tablespoon of butter. Then heat the oil in the bottom of a heavy-bottomed pan with a lid over medium-high heat until it is hot but not smoking. Add the butter and stir until it is melted and the butter is fully incorporated. Stir in the remaining butter until melted and blended into the oil. Keep stirring until the butter is melted and smooth. Do not let the butter come to a boil.
When you are making ghee, you want to keep the butter and oil at the same temperature. If the oil is too hot, the butter will burn and you won’t get the flavor you want. If the butter is too cold, you won’t be able to stir it into the oil. The two most common mistakes are to keep the butter and oil at the same temperature or to keep the butter too hot and the oil too cold.
The ghee in the video is, well, not really ghee. It’s just butter and oil. Ghee is made from the milk of a goat. So we’ll just be calling it butter ghee. When it’s made it comes with all sorts of fancy names like “paneer,” “garam masala,” “tandoori” or “baked ghee.
One of the most popular ghee recipes is of course the one you’d find in a South Indian street food stall. If you do that, you will end up with a thick and yellow liquid that smells like the inside of your mouth. Its also called ghee, but I suspect that’s not exactly what he’s trying to say. What he’s saying is that if you keep it hot and refrigerate it, that will give your butter a much richer flavor.
Of course, ghee isn’t exactly what you would expect if you were thinking a long way out of the frying pan. To make a ghee, you need to find what you can in your local Indian grocery store. You will be greeted by a long line full of people trying to get your order, and even if you do get it right, it will taste like a mixture of oil, spices, and perhaps some water.
As for the butter flavor, it is indeed very rich. It should be noted that this is not butter from the grocery store, but butter that has been processed by the Indian grocery store into butter.