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Buying Ghee Around Brookline/Allston

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

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

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

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        1. re: Luther

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

        2. saw it yesterday at Whole foods

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

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