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Mixing Ghee with Other Ingredients

I was mixing wet ingredients together for a muffin recipe, and I prepared the eggs, water and vanilla extract. I melted Ghee butter in the microwave, and tried to cool it down some. I then combined ...
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Reason of putting clarified ghee on Modak

"Modak" is the sweet dish generally prepared for Lord Ganesha in India. "Ukadiche Modak" is the sub-type of Modak. It is usually cooked in steamer. It does not get fried (or deep fried). I would like ...
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Homemade turmeric ghee is liquid at room temperature - why?

We made homemade ghee last night and added 1/2 a teaspoon of turmeric and three shakes of white pepper. This morning, after sitting out all night, the ghee is liquid. Why?
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What is the right consistency for ghee?

Some of ghee I find in stores has liquid on top (with some solids floating about), while in other brands it is completely solid (both jars are stored at the same temperature). Also, the latter ghee (...
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I think i undercooked my ghee - can I reboil it?

I made ghee for the first time on my gas stove. I followed several recipes, but I guess I got shy about how long it was taking. I definitely didn't get any brown bits at the bottom, although it did ...
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Clarified butter: what happens if the foam isn't skimmed off?

I know that most recipes for making clarified butter discard this foam. But I've also seen some recipes, like this one for ghee, which do not skim the foam. The butter will form a foam which will ...
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Can I use coconut oil instead of ghee in curry?

I've run out of ghee and it's hard to get where I am. Will coconut oil be a good substitute when frying off onions and spices?
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How long should I cook herbal ghee?

How long do you simmer the ghee with the herbs? Does it depend on what herbs I'm using?
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Butter clarifying mixing mistake

During the making of clarified butter, I mistakenly mixed the oil and protiens in the pot with a wooden spoon. So I have an emulsion now. I was thinking, that the oil and the rest will separate anyway,...
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How to fix ghee which partly turned white and smells rancidly?

A friend of mine has mistakenly stored his ghee in a bowl which was not quite hermetic hence exposed to oxygen and the sun light. The result is that the ghee turned white and is rancid. See the ...
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Can ghee be used instead of butter in dessert recipes?

Butter is an inevitable ingredient in most of dessert recipes. By definition, ghee is just clarified butter, but to me, the taste is completely different. The taste of butter is more close to heavy ...
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Does ghee make a good substitution for lard?

I'm trying out a recipe which requires sauteeing something in lard. A lot of people seem to recommend butter as a substitute for lard, but I'm not fond of sauteeing in butter, because of the low ...
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What's the proper procedure of making ghee?

I'm often making ghee for my cooking. However, I've never seen how it's done, I've only read how to do it, I'm having some doubts about its preparation. Should heat butter slowly or fast? I saw both ...
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Should ghee be kept out of light?

I have ghee in clear glass jar on a shelf in my kitchen, would it keep for longer if I try to store it in a dark place? Does light speed up oxidation?
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Is “ghee” clarified butter or beurre noisette?

Reading the Wikipedia pages on “Ghee,” “Clarified butter” and “Beurre noisette” has left me somewhat confused as to what ghee is. Some statements on the pages seem to suggest that it's always ...
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Made oven ghee - what is the liquid at the top of my cold ghee?

Yesterday I made ghee in the oven by cooking sweet butter for 2hrs in the oven at low temp. I filtered the resulting liquid through cheese cloth and let the resulting clear liquid sit overnight. ...