Week 1 Recipe: Ghee

Ayurvedic Self-Care Recipe: How to Make Ghee

Ghee is a magical oil. It has a rich taste like butter without the congestive qualities of butter and is said to bring the nutrients from anything you eat deeper into your tissues. It is one of my primary cooking oils and remedies for constipation, weak digestion, dry skin, and more. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed eating the ghee that came from it.

How to make ghee:

Place organic unsalted butter (if you’re new to making ghee, start with a smaller amount, then gradually increase) into a glass or stainless steel pot. Heat on medium-high heat to melt the butter, then lower the heat enough so that the butter continues to boil at a steady pace. When you hear a steady sound of bubbling, that is the sign that you’re at the right heat. Do not walk away nor stir the butter. Pause and give the ghee baby lots of compliments, chant mantra, or pray over it.

After about 15-40 minutes (depending on how much you make), the solids will begin to collect on the bottom of the pot (tip the pot gently to check) and the butter becomes clear. The boiling sound will reduce to very little. Turn off the heat and let it cool for 15 minutes.

Pour the ghee through a stainless steel strainer into a clean, dry glass jar. Put a lid on it and store at room temperature, away from sunlight. Be sure to use a clean utensil every time you use your ghee.