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Buying Ghee

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

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    1. re: aurora50

      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

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

      2. re: aurora50

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

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

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

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

              1. 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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                1. re: StriperGuy

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


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