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Buying Ghee

cheesecake Jun 26, 2007 12:41 PM

I went to a party this past weekend where one of the guests made a fabulous stir fry meal using ghee. It wasn't until after he had left that I thought to ask where one can buy ghee. I am in Somerville so somewhere close (if possible) would be ideal. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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    aurora50 Jun 26, 2007 12:43 PM

    You can make your own Ghee - it's simply clarified butter!!

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    1. re: aurora50
      Candy Jun 26, 2007 12:47 PM

      Not only can you make your own but it is in most grocery stores where ethnic foods are sold. Zyiad is a common brand. I guess if I can pick it up almost anywhere in Bloomington, IN. you should be able to find it easily in the Boston area.

      1. re: Candy
        hoplover Jun 26, 2007 12:50 PM

        Any Whole Foods sells Ghee but aurora50 is right it is just clarified butter.

      2. re: aurora50
        Luther Jun 26, 2007 01:26 PM

        Not really, as ghee is more cooked/caramelized than regular clarified butter.

      3. ScubaSteve Jun 26, 2007 01:02 PM

        i like the stuff i get at the lil indian market down the street, it's called "Pure Cow Ghee"

        1. hollybee Jun 27, 2007 12:07 PM

          Shalimar Indian Market and Harvest Co-Op in Central Square both sell it.

          1. peregrine Jun 27, 2007 01:19 PM

            If you're at the Porter Sq end of Somerville, go out Mass. Ave, to Arlington Center, Chai Cafe, on the left outbound. They have it, too.

            Be sure to get COW GHEE. There's some margerine stuff out there that I wouldn't touch.

            1. kobuta Jun 27, 2007 02:31 PM

              Probably not the most convenient option for you, but the Indian grocery store off Hancock St in Quincy Center sells ghee. T accessible.

              1. StriperGuy Jun 28, 2007 08:31 AM

                There is absolutely no reason you can't make your own ghee. Melt butter take only the clear liquid, leave the whitish solids behind.

                If you like a darker ghee, you can cook it a bit and caremilize it a little.

                Fresh tastes better then the bottled stuff anyway.

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                  InmanSQ Girl Jun 28, 2007 10:40 AM

                  This is the easiest method to clarify butter / make ghee known to man. It's pretty much fool proof!


                  1. re: InmanSQ Girl
                    StriperGuy Jun 28, 2007 11:08 AM

                    Way cool. I like that method.

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                  maryv Jun 28, 2007 07:17 PM

                  Food Land on Mass Ave in North Cambridge. Farmer's Bounty in Davis Sq. might also have it.

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