\ ˈgē How to pronounce ghee (audio) \
variants: or ghi

Definition of ghee

: a semifluid clarified butter made especially in India

Examples of ghee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In your Always Pan, on medium heat, heat the ghee and add the spices. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "7 De-Stressing Recipes You'll Need to Make It Through Election Week," 2 Nov. 2020 Middleberg also suggests adding a small amount of fat like ghee, coconut oil, or olive oil to provide essential fatty acids that are important for your baby and also develop the flavor profile of the food. Good Housekeeping, "The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Baby Food," 23 July 2020 In execution, the ghee squirts out of the nozzle in a direct splurt, not a diffused splatter. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, "Trader Joe’s Reviews Are Back: The Good, the Meh, and the Puffy," 14 Oct. 2020 Another article takes a deep dive into the history of ghee by physicist and cheesemaker Aditya Raghavan. Beth D'addono,, "Plume Algiers serves regional Indian dishes," 7 Sep. 2020 With hearty breads such as these, sometimes the toaster can be supplanted by the grill, or even a cast-iron skillet fiery of heat and coated with good olive oil or ghee. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Get Cooking: 10 ways to make avocado toast," 13 June 2020 Melt the ghee or heat the oil over medium-high heat and, when shimmering, add the onion, letting the onion sweat for 3-4 minutes or until translucent. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Get Cooking: A savory way with rhubarb," 13 June 2020 Add the ghee or oil, the mustard and cumin seeds, and the curry leaves, if using. Lindsay Campbell, Smithsonian Magazine, "Ten Top Chefs Share What They Are Cooking While in Isolation," 8 Apr. 2020 Most fats and oils: Eggs, butter, coconut oil, olive oil, ghee, lard, avocado oil (and plenty of avocados!), mayonnaise. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "What You Can (and Can’t) Eat on a Keto Diet," 23 June 2020

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First Known Use of ghee

1665, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ghee

Hindi & Urdu ghī, from Sanskrit ghṛta

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15 Nov 2020

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“Ghee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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