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Clarified butter vs ghee: Are they the same?

by Mitun Mukherjee Milkio food product

Ghee and clarified butter are made from pure cow milk and so they can rightly be called dairy products. Clarified butter vs ghee, is an interesting product comparison. If you are considering ghee and clarified butter to be the same product, then you are off the track. Ghee and clarified butter are a little different from each other. Etymologically, the word’ Ghee’ is derived from the Indian-Sanskrit term ‘ghrita’ which means sprinkle. While clarified butter is the English version of ghee. 


Clarified butter vs ghee making process


To understand the difference between ghee and clarified butter, we need to know first about their making process. The main difference between ghee and clarified butter lies in the cooking timing. When butter is boiled, the milk solids start getting separated and the pure butterfat gets separated at the end. At this stage, the butterfat gets strained and it is usually stored in an airtight glass jar. It is called clarified butter. If you want to make ghee, you need to boil the butter for a few longer until the milk solids are caramelized.


Pure ghee has a more intense nutty aroma than clarified butter. Ghee is granular in texture while clarified butter has a creamy texture. You can use any of them depending on your taste preference.



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