Ghee – Hassle free Instant pot way (whole30/Paleo) (Edit recipe)

Nothing beats the taste and flavors of home made ghee. But it can be intimidating to make at home with not knowing when to stop cooking the butter. This is fool proof way of perfectionwith absolutely no baby sitting required. The one’s in the store tend to be much lighter but I like the nutty flavors which come with cooking it to perfection at home. But there’s a thin line between getting that toasty flavor to burning it. If you want to take your making ghee at home game to the next level, fret not I have you converted with this hassle free Instant pot method.
5 minutes
25 minutes
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This is our estimate based on online research.
Fat:29 g
Carbohydrates:0 g
Protein:12 g
Cholesterol:74 g
Sodium:4 mg
Fiber:0 g
Sugars:0 g
Calculated per serving.

Serves: 50

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Unwrap and place the butter in the steel insert of 6qt or 8qt instant pot or electric pressure cooker
  2. Add the curry leaves on top of the butter. If no curry leaves just skim them.
  3. Close the lid
  4. And make sure to set the steam vent to venting position ( refer to notes)
  5. Press on the steam setting and set the timer for 14 minutes
  6. As the ghee cooks there will be a lot of steam released in the first few minutes once the timer starts. So place it in an open place, where the steam doesn’t damage your kitchen cabinets. And away from kids access.
  7. Once the timer goes off gently open the lid right away, there should be no pressure as the instant pot was set to venting position through out.
  8. Watch out for the steam as you open the lid and unplug the instant pot to stop the ghee from cooking further
  9. The ghee would be in golden color by now
  10. Let the ghee cool down
  11. Use a steel tea strainer or a piece of cloth  or nut milk bag to filter out the liquid ghee from the milk solids
  12. Fragrant and flavorful ghee is ready for your use


If no curry leaves, skip it and make the ghee with just butter. Make sure to set your electric pressure cooker to venting position. There will be a lot of steam once the ghee starts cooking. And only the venting will ensure that all the steam gets released cooking time may vary between 12 to 14 minutes depending on your cooker. So adjust accordingly the next time Place the pressure cooker in an open safe space away from kids to accommodate all the steam that would be released.  

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