Definition of ghee in English:



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

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


From Hindi ghī, from Sanskrit ghṛtá sprinkled.