ghee

noun
\ 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 The moisturizing ghee protects my lips from the winter elements. Sonia Chopra, Bon Appétit, 12 Nov. 2021 The women, who made up the majority of those fasting, arranged the baskets of offerings with bananas, coconuts and radishes, and filled the diya lights, small clay lamps, with ghee before lighting them. New York Times, 11 Nov. 2021 To make the curry vegan, try using tofu instead of paneer, vegetable oil instead of ghee and coconut or almond cream instead of heavy cream. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Nov. 2021 To make the bordelaise, heat the ghee in a frying pan over a medium-high heat to a light haze. Josh Niland, Robb Report, 7 Sep. 2021 Sareen, often working alongside his wife, Anu, and son, Yesh, turn out some of the tenderest tandoori dishes around, from butter chicken blended with cashew paste and ghee to roti tacos stuffed with chicken tikka masala. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 29 Sep. 2021 Meanwhile, masalas will continue to get toasted, meats will continue to sizzle on the tandoors, and ghee will continue to glaze rotis in kitchens all over the world. Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2021 Sareen, often working alongside his wife, Anu, and son, Yesh, turn out some of the tenderest tandoori dishes around, from butter chicken blended with cashew paste and ghee to roti tacos stuffed with chicken tikka masala. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 22 Sep. 2021 During the clarification process, when the butter is cooked, the milk solids begin to caramelize, giving ghee a nutty flavor. Jane Black, WSJ, 21 Sep. 2021

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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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16 Nov 2021

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“Ghee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ghee. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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