Step-by-Step Guide to Making Desi Ghee Using the Bilona Method

Step-by-Step Guide to Making Desi Ghee Using the Bilona Method

Desi Bilona Ghee, an integral part of Indian cuisine, is prepared using the traditional Bilona method, which is a meticulous and labor-intensive process. Gavyamart, a reputable provider of authentic dairy products, specializes in crafting premium A2 Bilona Ghee. Let's delve into the step-by-step process of how Desi Bilona Ghee is prepared using the Bilona method.

Selection of Cow's Milk:

The process commences with the careful selection of high-quality cow's milk. Gavyamart ensures that only milk from indigenous Indian cow breeds, known for their A2 protein-rich milk, is utilized. This ensures the authenticity and nutritional value of the final product.

Natural Fermentation:

Once the milk is collected, it undergoes natural fermentation. This natural process breaks down lactose, contributing to the unique taste and aroma of the ghee. Additionally, natural fermentation enhances the digestibility of the ghee.


Following fermentation, the milk is curdled using a natural coagulant such as buttermilk. This step results in the separation of curds and whey, laying the foundation for the subsequent stages of the process.

Churning with Bilona:

The curds obtained from the previous step are churned using a traditional wooden churn known as "Bilona." The rhythmic motion of the Bilona churn facilitates the transformation of curds into butter, a crucial stage in the preparation of Desi Bilona Ghee.

Butter Separation:

Through the churning process, the butter begins to separate from the buttermilk. This Bilona butter is distinctively rich in nutrients compared to mechanically separated butter, contributing to the superior quality of the final ghee product.

Washing the Butter:

To ensure the purity and longevity of the ghee, the Bilona butter undergoes thorough washing with clean, cold water. This washing process removes any residual buttermilk, enhancing the shelf life and flavor of the ghee.

Ghee Clarification:

The washed butter is then melted and heated slowly in a large vessel. As the butter simmers, impurities rise to the surface, forming a frothy layer. Skimming off this foam is essential to achieve pure, golden Desi Bilona Ghee.


After clarification, the liquid ghee is carefully strained to remove any remaining impurities, milk solids, or particles. This meticulous straining process ensures the clarity and purity of the final product, imparting a smooth texture to the ghee.


Finally, the clarified ghee is left to cool gradually at room temperature. This gradual cooling process allows the ghee to solidify naturally while preserving its distinct flavor and aroma.

Gavyamart's Desi Bilona Ghee prepared using the Bilona method is loved for its exceptional taste, aroma and nutritional profile. With Gavyamart's commitment to traditional craftsmanship, each jar of A2 Bilona Ghee embodies the essence of purity and authenticity.

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