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

Definition of ghee

: a semifluid clarified butter made especially in India

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Over medium-high heat, melt the ghee or butter, add the oil, and sauté the paillards 5-6 minutes on each side or until slightly browned and cooked through yet still juicy. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "How to make processed foods healthier," 14 Aug. 2019 Add the ghee to a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Dallas News, "3 Indian sweets with a twist from our favorite new cookbook 'Milk & Cardamom'," 12 Aug. 2019 Her other trick is to cook the chicken in ghee, which is clarified butter. NBC News, "9 foolproof and delicious recipes for boneless, skinless chicken breasts," 30 June 2019 Priti Narayanan of Koolfi Creamery will be handling dessert with Indian-inspired salted caramel ice cream featuring mysore pak, a ghee-and-sugar crumble, as well as traditional kulfi flavors. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "These up-and-coming SF Bay Area chefs will fire it up at BBQ Without Borders," 21 Aug. 2019 Pour the mixture into a medium bowl and grease your hands with ghee. Dallas News, "3 Indian sweets with a twist from our favorite new cookbook 'Milk & Cardamom'," 12 Aug. 2019 So what’s the difference between clarified butter and ghee? Alex Delany, Bon Appétit, "What Is Clarified Butter, the Liquid Gold We’d Drink Straight?," 6 Aug. 2019 Chingri Bhaaja — large prawns seasoned and fried in ghee — are deliciously fragrant and make a wonderful starter., "Our favorite cookbooks of 2019, so far," 21 June 2019 Just before serving, pour the ghee over the rice and quinoa. Los Angeles Times, "Hammam Bay Leaf Rice With Soy-Cured Egg Yolks," 24 July 2019

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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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