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

Definition of ghee

: a semifluid clarified butter made especially in India

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Traditionally, ghee is used in religious practices and Ayurvedic medicine. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here's How to Make Your Own Ghee," 1 Feb. 2019 The parathas are then flattened into a six-inch pancake, dry-fried in a flat pan, brushed with ghee, and fried again. Melissa Locker, Bon Appetit, "Watching ‘Wild, Wild Country’? Then You Need to See The Rajneesh Cookbook," 4 May 2018 The patties have a crispy exterior and are topped with caramelized onions, tamarind chutney and a side of ghee and gunpowder spices that diners mix together to add richness and fire to the blend. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Best burgers in the Bay Area from the 2018 Top 100 restaurants," 12 June 2018 Almond flour, maple syrup, cocoa powder, ghee, and an egg. Topped with chocolate chips, banana and maple syrup toasted coconut chips. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Danica Patrick shares her favorite dessert recipes, plus which one Aaron Rodgers loves," 21 June 2018 Anderson’s ghee, however, is not just plain, old clarified butter. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "2018 Winter Olympics: USA's Jamie Anderson soars to silver in big air," 22 Feb. 2018 Load up on nopales, bitter melon, Ukraine beer, halal goat, pink lentils, ghee and pickled green tomatoes at markets that reflect our diversity. azcentral, "From climate to fry bread, 125 reasons to love Arizona," 15 May 2015 And my whole household is on ghee instead of butter. Kavita Daswani,, "Why 'The Good Place's' Kristen Bell says she's 'obsessive about food'," 15 June 2018 Fry each paratha for about 1½ to 2 minutes on each side, brushing each side with a little ghee or oil. Nik Sharma, San Francisco Chronicle, "A Brown Kitchen: Paneer paratha and essential Indian flatbreads," 8 June 2018

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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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