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Homemade Ghee - Instant Pot, Stove Top

Jyoti Behrani
Ghee is a staple in every Indian household. Loaded with it's health benefits, rich nutty flavor, nourishing  and aromatic, ghee is a must have in every Indian household. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Condiements
Cuisine Indian
Servings 48 ounces


  • 4 lbs unsalted butter


Instructions for Instant Pot Cooking:

  • Turn on Instant Pot on Saute mode (more). Add butter, butter will start to melt. This will take around 8-10 minutes.
  • Once when the butter is completely melted and it starts to boil vigorously. Switch to Saute mode (normal). Continue to cook the butter.
  • After 5-7 minutes, you will notice some foam/froth developing. Continue cooking.
  • After 5-6 minutes of cooking, the foam/froth will dissipate and you will see more clear butter. Continue cooking.
  • After few more minutes of cooking, the milk solids (whitish granule) will start to build up. You will start to notice whitish granules or milk solids floating in the liquid. Slowly once the ghee is cooked, these milk solids will start to settle at the bottom of the inner pot. Gently stir between the process.
  • Once the milk solids have settled at the bottom of the inner pot and you notice a change in color (both the liquid and milk solids start to turn light brown). It's time to switch of saute mode. Ghee is ready.
  • After 5-10 minutes, strain the ghee using a fine strainer or cheesecloth to a clean, dry, airtight container.
  • Enjoy homemade ghee!!


  • Follow the recipe as discussed earlier. Once the butter is completely melted, reduce the heat to medium and cook until milk solids start to turn brown. Since the entire process is done on saute mode, follow the same steps as Instant Pot.


  1. Unsalted butter is preferred in making of ghee.
  2. You can use organic butter or any good quality unsalted butter works just fine.
  3. Depending upon the quantity of the butter, the cooking time will vary.
  4. Depending upon how long the butter is cooked, the texture, taste and color will be different.
  5. It is important to start with a clean and dry pot for making ghee.
  6. Once ghee is done, if left in the pot for longer, the milk solids turn dark brown in color, resulting in dark colored ghee.
  7. This recipe yields around 48 oz of homemade ghee.
  8. Please refer to the post earlier - PRO TIPS FOR BEST HOMEMADE GHEE
  9. Please refer to the post earlier - FAQ ABOUT HOMEMADE GHEE
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