Butter - 1/2 kg.
The Collage is self - explanatory and in order, yet a quick explanation. Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed pan( I use pressure pan), ensure medium - heat. When it starts melting, stir with a ladle. When melted well, the melted butter turns out to a creamy consistency. Within a minute or two, the creamy substances will subside and there will be bubbles all over, be careful stirring is important. The next step is the bubbles will turn out to BIG bubbles, with a hissing sound and slowly the bubbles reduce to 3 or 4 BIG bubbles. At this stage, switch off the stove. Immediately, it will start foaming. Stir it quickly and wait for the foam to subside. Do not keep the pan on the same hot burner after this process. Take the pan off the burner too and keep it somewhere on the kitchen-top. Strain it with a metal strainer (metal strainer and not a plastic tea strainer because the plastic strainer will not withstand the heat), to a container, leaving out the kasandu (residues). When cool, it will be grainy and aromatic. HOME MADE GHEE IS READY.
RECIPE FOR NEI VARUTHA MAAVU:
After straining the ghee, the residue in the pan will be brown in colour. Heat the pan, add in a ladle of rice flour to the kasandu(residue) alongwith 1/2 ladle sugar ( OR as per your tastebuds). Saute in medium heat till the sugar crystals dissolve and mixes with the flour. When you smell a good aroma,transfer to a small cup and have it hot.