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Homemade Instant Pot Ghee

Homemade Instant Pot Ghee or clarified butter also referred to as 'Paleo Butter' is a great cooking alternative. Add a small amount of ghee to any dish and it attributes an amazing flavor and a creamy texture to any meal. 
Course All
Cuisine American, Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 650kcal
Author Ruchi



  • 64 oz Unsalted Butter


  • Unwrap the butter sticks and add them to the Instant Pot. 
  • Set your Instant Pot to the ‘Saute Mode.’ Adjust to ‘Normal setting’ (in the center of the display screen). Set an external timer for 15 minutes.
  • Soon butter sticks will start to melt. Butter after 8 minutes should be bubbling actively, and milk solids will start to separate. At first, the milk solids will form a white foam and float on top of the inner pot. 
  • 12 minutes into cooking the butter will start to sizzle and turn light in color. After 15 minutes of cooking, the water will start to evaporate from butter, and the caramelized milk solids will settle at the bottom of the pot.
  • Once the timer goes off, turn off the Instant Pot. As the Instant Pot cools, the ghee will continue to cook in the IP. 
    PROTIP – If the milk solids have turned brown at the bottom of the insert, remove the inner pot to avoid further cooking. We are looking at brown mill solid, not black. 
  • Allow the ghee to cool comfortably. Strain the ghee through a coffee filter or cheesecloth into a clean, dry jar.
  • Store ghee in a cool dry place or refrigerator. For extended shelf life, store ghee at room temperature.



Cooking Times will Vary!
If you plan to cook a smaller batch of ghee, than cooking times will vary. For 32 ounces of butter, cooking time will be somewhere between 10-12 minutes. 
But if you plan to cook 16 ounces of butter that cooking time will be just 8-9 minutes in 'Saute mode.'
An Important Tip while making ghee!
Heat pocket or bubbles form when ghee is boiling.  
With the help of these bubbles, water releases the heat that has been built up during boiling. At this point, if the boiling liquid is disturbed or stirred, it gets a shock.
This shock causes the bubbles to form quickly, and because of that (if shaken or disturbed), ghee will explode or splatter all around. 
How to avoid this?
You really don't have to stir ghee in an Instant Pot. Ghee will be done and cooked at the time mentioned. But if you still feel like mixing, then keep stirring the ghee continuously. Do not let it sit for more than 2-3 minutes.
If allowed to sit for more than 10-15 minutes without stirring, then it can be extremely dangerous. 


Calories: 650kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 74g | Saturated Fat: 47g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2267IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg