What does ghee taste like?

I know what ghee is but i've never had it before. How does it taste like? Does it add lots of flavor to food? Is it better than butter? What do you use ghee for?

Answer by Philippe F. on Nov 10 2012

Ghee, or clarified butter, is the traditional cooking oil of India. The milk solids are removed leaving the pure fat. Ghee has a very high smoke point before it burns. It may look "solid" before the heat but after the heat "melts" it, it is a beatiful, deep gold color. Although taste can be subjective, to me it tastes somewhat nutty. I began to use ghee when I learned how to cook Indian dishes. In my opinion, because ghee is so rich, it pairs perfectly with the intense spice masalas of Indian cooking.
However for my purposes, I do not like it when cooking non-Indian meals as I think its weight and flavor interfer with other styles and regions of cooking. If you are interested in tasting just the ghee, try some melted over plainly cooked basmati rice. I also suggest Madhu Jaffery's wonderful Indian cookbooks.

What does ghee taste like?

I know what ghee is but i've never had it before. How does it taste like? Does it add lots of flavor to food? Is it better than butter? What do you use ghee for?

Ghee, or clarified butter, is the traditional cooking oil of India. The milk solids are removed leaving the pure fat. Ghee has a very high smoke point before it burns. It may look "solid" before the heat but after the heat "melts" it, it is a beatiful, deep gold color. Although taste can be subjective, to me it tastes somewhat nutty. I began to use ghee when I learned how to cook Indian dishes. In my opinion, because ghee is so rich, it pairs perfectly with the intense spice masalas of Indian cooking.
However for my purposes, I do not like it when cooking non-Indian meals as I think its weight and flavor interfer with other styles and regions of cooking. If you are interested in tasting just the ghee, try some melted over plainly cooked basmati rice. I also suggest Madhu Jaffery's wonderful Indian cookbooks.

what is ghee?

i just use it to make sure my cakes dont stick to the ton. but what exactly is ghee and whats it used for?

Ghee is a clarified butter without any solid milk particles or water. Ghee is used in India and throughout the South Asia in daily cooking. A good quality ghee adds a great aroma, flavor and taste to the food.

Ghee can be great assets for people who are on low fat diet since even a lower quantity of ghee can add lot of flavor to the food than any other oil or fat products. According to the ancient Ayurveda, a moderate amount of ghee is the best cooking oil

Ghee can be generally found in the Ethnic section of any big grocery store or on any Indian/South Asian store. If you can not find ghee easily, we have given an easy way to make ghee below. When buying Ghee, be sure to buy Ghee from animal such as cow. Do not buy an artificial ghee made by hydrogenating vegetable oil.

More about Ghee is at the link below, including how to make it at home.

How to use butter ghee?

I am an aspiring foodie and I've been trying to expand my palette for a few years now. I enjoy many different kinds of food and I love to cook. I'm only 18 though so I'm a little bit new to it still. My brother got me a jar of butter ghee at the grocery store a few days ago and I'm not familiar with how one would use it. What can I do with it?

Ghee and Clarified butter are not the same...With Ghee,the milk solids are let to brown....changing the flavor.

Ghee is used a lot in Indian dishes...but,it can be used in many ways...because the solids have been removed it has a higher smoke point so it can be used as you would most any oil....but,you are given the taste of butter.I don't make Ghee,but, I clarify the butter I use for frying and sautee(and i use only butter) using ghee or clarified butter to fry potatoes makes them go from ordinary to exceptional.this stands true for most any fried food....and Ghee given the nutty flavor makes it even better.

Does cooking with Ghee greatly improve the taste of a home-made curry?

Edit: It isn't actually that unhealthy. I've been looking into it. If you use it in moderation, it is not bad.

Using ghee does improve the flavour of any Indian dish. Have been using ghee for years, enjoy :)

How to make butter from ghee?

yes, how i make butter out of ghee? In india i make ghee by that traditional method but my kids like butter i know butter and ghee is same but that salty, solid form how i get i saw on tv but not yet remember any one know how i make butter out of ghee

You cannot make butter out of ghee.... ghee is made out of butter!!! Why don't you just buy some butter for your kids? Ghee is made from butter that is heated and the fat is removed. You cannot replace the fats and turn ghee back into butter. You can buy some fresh heavy cream and make butter from that.... you put the heavy cream into a jar, add salt, and shake until it turns solid... voila... butter!!

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