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Buying Ghee Around Brookline/Allston

maxinboston Mar 19, 2008 09:20 PM

Anyone know where to buy ghee in/around Brookline/Allston? Or Boston in general? Maybe Super 88? Thanks in advance.

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    veggiegourmand RE: maxinboston Mar 19, 2008 09:46 PM

    You can find ghee at Shalimar, an Indian grocery store on Mass. Ave. in Central Square. I'm not sure about the Brookline/Allston area.

    1. BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: maxinboston Mar 19, 2008 10:31 PM

      I'm almost certain I've seen ghee at Super 88, yes.

      1. Luther RE: maxinboston Mar 20, 2008 03:44 AM

        You can get it at the Indian grocery store (Kashmir) in Coolidge Corner.

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          galleygirl RE: Luther Mar 20, 2008 05:33 AM

          Or Madras Masala, another block further from CC...

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          djr222 RE: maxinboston Mar 20, 2008 05:34 AM

          saw it yesterday at Whole foods

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            three of us RE: maxinboston Mar 20, 2008 06:03 AM

            I get a delicious organic ghee from Whole Foods. It's near the olive oils, at least in Bedford it is.

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              ocaladevil RE: maxinboston Mar 20, 2008 06:04 AM

              Ghee is easy enough to make. It is basically clarified butter that the milk solids have been allowed to brown before being removed. Here is one explanation that I've found.

              To make ghee, use good quality unsalted butter. Place the butter in a pan and let it melt and simmer on the lowest possible heat. In the beginning it will make a lot of noise, the butter will look thick and cloudy, and a foam will appear on the top. In the first five minutes occasionally give the liquid a gentle stir to allow all the water content to evaporate, and then leave the liquid to continue simmering for a further 15 minutes. Slowly particles will sink to the bottom, the foam will settle on the top and in between the pure butter oil will become clear.

              When the sediment on the bottom starts to turn brown, remove the pan from the heat, skim off and discard the foam, cool a bit then strain the liquid through a very fine sieve or several layers of muslin into a airtight jar.

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                Ralphie_in_Boston RE: maxinboston Mar 20, 2008 07:57 AM

                Wow, I had no idea there were so many places to get those robes for Martial Arts.

                (okay I admit I had to look it up for the definition of this homonym... I learn so much from this site!)

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                  esqdork RE: maxinboston Mar 20, 2008 09:44 PM

                  There's ghee at Foodies Market in the South End. No horseradish (which is what I was looking for) but ghee they've got.

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