Homemade Desi Ghee in the Instant Pot / How to Make Ghee(Culinary Gold) in the Instant Pot

Homemade Desi Ghee in the Instant Pot / How to Make Ghee(Culinary Gold) in the Instant Pot
Hello Everyone, 
          I make a batch of nutty, buttery, and wonderfully aromatic ghee from butter every few weeks. I enjoy making ghee in the Instant Pot, and it yields a beautiful, golden(culinary gold), pure fat with high smoking point, and longer shelf life. If you have spent some time cooking Indian food, then you will be familiar with the ghee, the golden beauty. These ghee jars are made by me to gift our friends and what is the best gift than homemade ghee. I am sure all our friends are going to love it. 

           Ghee made in the Instant Pot in less than half an hour, and it is a simple, satisfying process. It made by melting salted or unsalted butter. The butter separated into liquid fats and milk solids. For healthier ghee always use grass-fed butter. 

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         When we make ghee at home(Traditional Method), we always use the traditional process taught to us by our parents and grandparents. In this process, curd(yogurt) is made from whole milk(or milk cream) and then churned using a bilona to get makkhan(Butter). And then this Makkhan is heated to get ghee. Se boil makkhan until it nice and brown, which is the reason behind its heavenly taste and fragrance. It has all the properties, as described in Ayurveda. Traditionally ghee can be used in place of regular butter and oil in cooking. 

               Also, the taste, texture, aroma, and color of ghee depend on the quality of butter used to make ghee. For smaller quantities, ghee will be ready in less than 10-12 minutes. You can flavor the ghee by adding betel leaves, basil leaves, ginger, cumin, or other spices at the very beginning of the process. 

My Favourite Way To Eat Ghee with:
       Tup-sakhar-poli! Who can forget those! I used to carry them in my snack box too! In this, Hot Chapati/Phulka slathered with ghee-sugar and rolled up is my favorite way to eat ghee-sakhar-chapati (Tup-Sakhar- Chapati). Spreading ghee over chappatis and parathas is standard practice. It is said that applying ghee on chapattis could bring down the glycemic index of the chapatti by some amount, in addition to making it more moist and digestible. So guys, bring back memories and devour the delicious treat.

What should you cook with ghee? 
  • You can cook anything, really.
  • It can be used in the recipes the same way as regular cooking oils and butter. 
  • Roast potato or sweet potato with it.
  • Sear meat or fry some eggs with it for breakfast. 
  • Toast veggies and bread to make sandwiches
  • Ghee is best for toasting, deep-frying and pan-frying. 
  • It can be used as a condiment you spread on toast or toss with vegetables. 

To Prepare Ghee in Instant Pot Using Butter:
Things You Need:
  • Butter 32 Oz (I have used Unsalted Butter)
  • Instant Pot 
  • Spoon or spatula to stir and scrape 
  • Glass jar to collect ghee
  • Strainer/cheesecloth to strain ghee. 
  • 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 15-20 minutes for ghee to be done(so keep an eye starting at 15 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. 

 Health Benefits of Homemade Ghee:
  • Ghee is more tolerable for those who have lactose sensitivities because milk solids have been removed. 
  • Easy to digest. 
  • Boost Immunity 
  • It helps moisturize dry skin and hair.
  • Ghee contains heart-healthy fats.
  • Ghee has incredible healing properties.
  • Ghee also plays a key role in balancing hormones and maintaining healthy cholesterol.

Here are some of the recipes to try made using ghee:

Dietary Comment:
  • The calorie count based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 201 calories, along with 20.1 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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