Definition of ghee in English:

ghee

noun

mass noun
  • Clarified butter made from the milk of a buffalo or cow, used in South Asian cooking.

    ‘a delicious meal cooked in ghee’
    • ‘Milk is drunk and also made into curds, ghi (clarified butter), buttermilk, and butter.’
    • ‘Cows were tethered near the wall, to provide milk, ghee and cow dung for the rituals.’
    • ‘The sauce was heavy with ghee (clarified butter), which, while very greasy, also lent the curry its rich taste.’
    • ‘The generous cow gives milk and cream, yogurt and cheese, butter and ice cream, ghee and buttermilk.’
    • ‘Rice, milk, butter and ghee along with fruits and leafy vegetables are recommended.’
    • ‘There was plenty of milk and ghee (clarified butter) in the village.’
    • ‘Roast the semolina in melted ghee for a few minutes.’
    • ‘Serve this dish with ghee and chopped fresh coriander leaves.’
    • ‘When slightly thick, add the paste of milk powder and ghee.’
    • ‘Dairy products like ghee, buttermilk and yoghurt are also used to prepare the medication.’
    • ‘This was a mixture of cow dung, cow urine, milk, curds and ghee in specific proportions, with water added to increase volume.’
    • ‘No Gujarati would eat a meal without generous helpings of ghee (clarified butter).’
    • ‘The other day I saw her leave her rice uneaten for there wasn't enough ghee in her lentil soup.’
    • ‘The visitors were also shown the units that make butter, ghee, curd and ice-cream.’
    • ‘After peeling off outer skin, they polish it with castor oil, cactus jelly, curd, ghee and turmeric powder to make it smooth and slippery.’
    • ‘The oil is used in soap making and by the poorer classes as a substitute cooking oil for ghee.’
    • ‘The naan bread should drip with garlic butter, the chicken glisten with chopped coriander and ghee.’
    • ‘In another pan, heat the remaining ghee and add the cumin seeds.’
    • ‘This was made possible through a higher sale price, revamped marketing strategy and sale of add-on items such as milk powder and ghee.’
    • ‘It is ideal to stop the intake of saturated fat like butter, ghee, cheese and poultry products, and have fresh vegetables and fruits.’

Origin

From Hindi ghī, from Sanskrit ghṛtá ‘sprinkled’.

Pronunciation

ghee

/ɡiː/