Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Ghee (Indian Clarified Butter)

Ever seen gallon-sized containers of ghee before? I didn't either until I went to Little India in Artesia.
Ghee at Farm Fresh Inc - Artesia (Little India)
In case you didn't know, according to Wikipedia, ghee is made by simmering unsalted butter until the water has boiled off and the proteins have settled to the bottom. The clarified butter can then be stored for long periods of time without refrigeration, which makes it very important to Indian, Egyptian, and Ethiopian cuisines. Farm Fresh Inc 18612 Pioneer Blvd Artesia, CA 90701 562-865-3191 ***** 1 year ago today, musings about my family's tradition of sending care packages in the form of banh tet (Vietnamese lunar new year sticky rice cakes).


  1. In Northern Africa and the Middle East, they salt the Ghee then seal and store it away for 6 months to a year to ferment. It ends up smelling nutty and tasting like cheese. They add it couscous. Delicious.

  2. James,
    That's really fascinating. Thanks for sharing.


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