Ghee is clarified butter that you can get ready-made in Asian grocery stores. It can be easily prepared at home. Here's how. In a saucepan, melt 454g (1 lb) of unsalted butter and simmer for at least 20 minutes, skimming regularly. Pour the butter through a strainer: this is the ghee. It keeps in the refrigerator for months. Why is it so popular in Indian cuisine? For its good taste of butter, of course, but also because unlike traditional melted butter, it won’t burn!