Butter and Ghee in Instant Pot: Diwali Preparation Series / Instant Pot 101

Butter and Ghee in Instant Pot: Diwali Preparation Series / Instant Pot 101
Hello Foodies, 
          Have you started basic(essential) Diwali preparations? I did start my basic preparations to make Diwali snacks. I will be posting all of the ingredients I plan to use to make my Diwali sweet and savory snacks. Starting with this homemade 15-minute butter and ghee in instant pot recipe.

 There is something different with the taste of butter and ghee made using whipping cream. And without ghee, your Diwali sweet and savory delights are incomplete. When you are planning your Diwali delights menu, you want to make sure that you have kept ready all the essential ingredients to make savory and sweet dishes. And ghee is one of the most all-purpose ingredients in the kitchen and Diwali preparations. 

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           This golden beauty, heaven in the jar, is one of my favorite ingredients in my daily lunch and dinner menu. Ghee is a form of clarified butter made by melting down butter and cooking it long enough to evaporate the water from it. The long slow cooking process results in a concentrated nutty, toasted butter flavor. Having ghee available is like having a handy source of browned butter to add to anything you want. 

Diwali also is known as the festival of lights, celebrating the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. It is four-five days the most celebrated festival in the world. Making sweet and savory snacks are a tradition for Diwali and are often gives as gifts too! Diwali is a festival that is a feast for the eyes, the stomach, with many dishes to enjoy! So Don your apron and get ready to make some essential items to keep handy for making Diwali delights. And I am sure after preparing ghee; you will say my kitchen smells heavenly!

We will start preparing butter from heavy whipping cream first and from butter to ghee. Once butter is ready, ghee can be made in no less than 8-10 minutes. Using one Ingredient that is heavy whipping cream, you will get five products - 
2) Ghee
3) Buttermilk
4) Cottage Cheese/Paneer
5) Berry(Ghee solids/residue of the ghee). 

Here is step by step instructions on how to make butter and ghee at home easily.

Preparation and Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.

  • Heavy Whipping Cream 1 Qt / Heavy Cream 1 Qt
  • Ice Cold Water 8-10 Cups
  • Pour heavy whipping cream into a KitchenAid Stand Mixer's mixing bowl.
  • Using the Wire Whisk/Whip attachment, start mixing the cream.  
  • Start on speed one and slowly increase speed up to 8 or 10(You may need to hold a kitchen towel over the openings to prevent excess splashing).
  • In approximately 4-5 minutes, you will notice the butterfat separating from the buttermilk.  
  • Once the butterfat thickens and sticks to the whisk, drain off the buttermilk into a mason jar for later use.
  • Pour 2 cups of ice-cold water into the mixer, and rinse the remaining buttermilk out of the butter by running mixer on medium speed(Be sure to use your kitchen towel to cover up any open areas to avoid splashing).
  • Repeat the cold water rinse (3-4 times), until water is clear after mixing.
  •  Let it sit for 10-15 minutes to drain all the excess water from the butter or using spatula press butter onto the side of the mixing bowl.
  • Drain any remaining water into the sink.

What do I do with the buttermilk that is drained off?
  • The buttermilk work excellent in preparing chapati dough, in making rava omelet batter, using it you can make masala chaas, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, or any other recipe that calls for it. 

To Prepare Ghee in Instant Pot Using Prepared Butter

Things You Need:

  • Turn on the saute mode of the instant pot(normal) and add butter. 
  • It will take 2-3 minutes to melt completely(also, it depends upon the temperature around and the butter).
  • Once the butter begins to boil, stir every minute or two.
  • When stirring, you want to be sure to scrape the bottom of the pot so that all the milk solids that settle will cook evenly. 
  • Also need to see the color of the surface, the“froth." 
  • Depending on the butter and temperature around, it takes anywhere between 8-10 minutes for ghee to be done(so keep an eye starting at 6 minutes). 
  • When ghee looks clear, and you should be able to see the bottom of the pot, that means ghee is ready.
  • Turn off the instant pot and let the ghee cool down completely. 
  • Place a strainer over a glass jar and pour the ghee. 

  • Let the ghee cool completely before place the lid to the jar. 
  • Here’s a look at what the milk solids look like after straining and pouring out the ghee.

To store the ghee and its shelf life:
  • Ghee can be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to 9 months to a year. 
  • Once opened, a jar can be kept on the kitchen countertop for 4-5 months. 
Here are some of my recipes using ghee:
Dietary Comment :
  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 126 calories, along with 12 g fat.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level. 
  • If you make this recipe, share your food picture with hashtag #AaichiSavali on Instagram and Facebook so that everyone can enjoy it too! 
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Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!


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