Clarified butter stores better than ordinary butter, for about two months in the fridge.


You can make clarified butter at home by gently heating butter (cut into smallish pieces) up to boiling point, then allowing it to separate, straining off the pure melted butter. Transfer it to a suitable storage jar, leave to cool then cover and refrigerate. It's also available to buy in many supermarkets and in Asian stores and is great for cooking rich Indian dhals and some curries.

Varieties of clarified butter