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Instant Pot Ghee

Updated: Jan 23

There’s nothing like the delicious aroma of Pure Desi Ghee with its golden yellow colour and grainy texture. And you can easily make this Pure Ghee in Instant Pot at home with just 1 ingredient and that too without any stirring or monitoring and with almost zero effort from your side!

Ghee made from Butter in Instant Pot in a glass jar

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This recipe of Clarified Butter in Instant Pot yields perfect golden yellow, granular homemade ghee and is so easy that even kids can make it. Check out how to make Ghee from Butter in Instant Pot at home in a quick video below.


Quick, easy to follow video with step-by-step instructions of How to make Ghee in Instant Pot:



Unsalted Butter on a plate for making Instant Pot Ghee

Pure Homemade Ghee in Instant Pot with just 1 ingredient!

Yes, Ghee in Instant Pot can be made quickly with just 1 ingredient – unsalted BUTTER.


Using Pure Desi Ghee, without any additives, for making your recipes has great importance, as its results are priceless. So, making your own Ghee at home is worthwhile, especially so if you’re living out of India, as you know there’s nothing else in it except butter.


Instant Pot Ghee without Stirring or Monitoring…

Traditional way of making Ghee from scratch at home is a long and time-consuming process, that needs constant stirring and monitoring.

 

But when making Desi Ghee in Instant Pot you don’t need to do any of that. Instant Pot makes the process of making Homemade Ghee extremely easy and fast.

Homemade Ghee from Butter in Instant Pot kept in a glass jar

 

You just need to add unsalted butter in inner pot and set the time, that’s it. After the time is up and pressure has released naturally, your Homemade Pure Ghee will be ready, just like that!


This super simple method of using Instant Pot to make Ghee will free up your valuable time, as you can set it and forget and Homemade Ghee from butter will be done without stirring, monitoring or burning. 

 

The only thing then left to do is strain the liquid while its still warm and then let it cool down completely.


Just a couple of points to remember when making Clarified Butter in Instant Pot are that after you open the Instant Pot lid, you should see a CLEAR liquid and milk solids should have turned BROWN.

 

  • If the liquid is not CLEAR or there are traces of butter and milk solids are still pale, you need to cook for a couple of minutes more using Saute – Normal till the liquid is CLEAR and milk solids have turned BROWN. This might sometimes happen as the temperature of the butter can vary slightly depending on the individual refrigerator setting, and colder butter might take a little longer to melt and cook. So always make sure that the liquid is CLEAR and milk solids are BROWN before continuing with straining.

  • Another thing to remember is to remove the inner pot after the pressure has released naturally and float valve has dropped down. This will prevent the Ghee (Sajuk Tup) from cooking further and burning.


Hands holding Homemade Ghee in Instant Pot kept in a glass jar

If your unsalted butter is too cold due to your refrigerator settings, you might get a burn signal. In that case press cancel, wait for a couple of minutes and then again select Soup setting but reduce the time and only cook for whatever time was left before the burn signal appeared. Next time while making Ghee in Instant Pot remove the butter out of refrigerator 5 mins before you start making Ghee.


Golden yellow coloured Ghee with grainy texture in a spoon made in Instant Pot

The strained liquid (Ghee) will become thicker and lighter in colour as it cools down and you will end up with having a delicious, golden yellow coloured Pure Ghee that has nice grainy texture and wonderful aroma!


Spread this delicious, granular Homemade Ghee on top of your chapatis and parathas or drizzle on top of your rice and dals or use it for tadkas or for frying or making Indian desserts and sweets and relish....

 

Store this staple ingredient of Indian cuisine in an airtight container in a cool, dark place and use it for cooking as and when needed.


 

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Step-by-step instructions with photos of How to make Ghee at Home in Instant Pot:

Add refrigerated unsalted butter to inner pot of Instant Pot.

How to make Ghee from Butter in Instant Pot - Method 1


Secure the lid and turn steam release knob to sealing position.

Pure Ghee in Instant Pot - Method 2


Select Soup – High Pressure – Normal and cook for 14 minutes. Turn off Keep Warm mode.

Clarified Butter in Instant Pot - Method 3


After Instant Pot turns off let pressure release naturally.

Desi Ghee in Instant Pot - Method 4


After float valve drops down turn steam release knob to venting position and open the lid.

How to make Ghee in Instant Pot - Method 5


You should see a CLEAR liquid and milk solids should have turned BROWN.

Homemade Ghee from Butter in Instant Pot - Method 6


If you do not see a clear liquid, there are traces of butter and milk solids are still pale and have not turned brown, press Sauté – Normal and cook for a couple of minutes more or till liquid is clear and milk solids turn brown.

Ghee in Instant Pot - Method 7


Immediately remove the inner pot out after opening the lid and let it cool down slightly.

Homemade ghee in instant pot - Method 8


Then strain the liquid in a heat proof jar while it’s still warm.

How to make ghee at home in instant pot - Method 9


Homemade Ghee from Butter in Instant Pot is ready. Let it cool down completely.

Ghee from scratch in instant pot - Method 10


As ghee cools it will start becoming thicker and lighter in colour.

Pure ghee in instant pot - Method 11


Delicious, golden yellow Homemade Ghee with grainy texture and wonderful aroma is ready!

Instant Pot Ghee - Method 12

 

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