Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A clarified semifluid butter used especially in South Asian cooking.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The solid fat obtained from the seeds of Madhuca butyracea, a tree found in northern India. It is used as a food, and also for an ointment, and in making soap and candles.
  • noun In the East Indies, a liquid clarified butter made from the milk of cows and buffaloes, coagulated before churning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun India Butter clarified by boiling, and thus converted into a kind of oil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A type of clarified butter used in South Asian cooking; usli ghee.
  • noun in India vegetable oil for cooking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun clarified butter used in Indian cookery

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hindi ghī, from Sanskrit ghṛtam; see gwher- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Hindustani घी (ghī) / گھی, from Sanskrit घृतं (ghṛta.n), sprinkled

Examples

  • He said it was made by frying shredded carrots in ghee and then simmering in whole milk with sugar till is formed a thick mass and left the sides of the pot.

    Lite Gajar Halwa

  • He said it was made by frying shredded carrots in ghee and then simmering in whole milk with sugar till is formed a thick mass and left the sides of the pot.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Just think of the cauliflower as being served in a butter sauce -- the ghee is crucial to the success of the dish.

    Gobhi Hari Matar Sabji (Sauteed Cauliflower & Green Peas)

  • Just think of the cauliflower as being served in a butter sauce -- the ghee is crucial to the success of the dish.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • A blend of baby spinach, Swiss chard and just a tiny bit of broccoli, sauteed in ghee, cornflour, spices and topped with home made paneer ...... a treat for hungry stomachs, serve this with some puris or parathas and you have a meal that is sure to nourish.

    JFI Greens: Swiss Chard-Spinach Blend with Paneer

  • The ghee is just to lubricate the tummy as the mangoes create heat.

    Amras Malai Bhat and Amras Puri

  • The ghee is just to lubricate the tummy as the mangoes create heat.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Now add the gundar that had been fried in ghee in the beginning.

    Adadiya

  • Fry beetroot in ghee, then sprinkle milk or water and close the pan, till it looses its raw flavour.

    Oven Methi Nan

  • A tarka is made of spices and sometimes onions or chiles cooked in ghee or oil, then stirred into a dish just before serving to fill it with fragrance and delightful flavor.

    Tigers & Strawberries » Split Pea Soup: It’s Ugly

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