Instant Pot Ghee/ Clarified Butter

Ghee is also called as Clarified butter.  Ghee has a higher smoke point than butter, so it is ideal for sauteing or frying instead of butter. It can be stored in a room temperature for around 3 months, beyond that it can be stored in the refrigerator for up-to 1 year.   I love making Ghee using Instant Pot, it will be ready in less than 10 minutes.

    • 1 lb unsalted butter



    • Turn on Saute Mode (more), when it is hot add butter.
    • Slowly butter starts melting.  It looks milky and frothy after 4 minutes. Stir it occasionally.
    • After 5 minutes, change the saute mode setting from more to less. 
    • Froth will disappear and you can see transparent bubbles after 8 minutes. It should be light brown color and bottom of the pot should be visible.
    • It is time to turn off the instant pot, let it be for 2 more minutes.  Let it cool.
    • Strain it and transfer it to a jar/container.  Store it in a room temperature for up-to 3 months.
    • Note: Timings may slightly vary depending on the instant pot temperature, if the bottom looks brownish, take the pot out to cool down.