How to make desi cow ghee by traditional Ayurvedic Bilona process?

How to make desi cow ghee by traditional Ayurvedic Bilona process?

How to make desi cow ghee by traditional Ayurvedic Bilona process?

Gauprerna Gir Cow Vedic Bilona Ghee is made with traditional Vedic bilona process. The process is mostly divided into five interrelated steps.

Sanskar 1 – Procurement & Boiling

In the traditional process, 30-35 litre cow milk is essential for making around 1 litre of cow ghee. Vedic Process of making Ghee starts with its 1st Sanskar by boiling Desi Gir Cow A2 milk. The milk is boiled over firewoods. This long boiling process helps in two ways. The milk collected gets completely disinfected and safe for consumption. On the other hand, by using the boiling process, the gir cow milk gets more concentrated.

Sanskar 2 – Curdling

The boiled milk is then converted into curd. A little full cream fresh curd is then added to that milk to make whole curds/yoghurt. The milk stays overnight in a covered pot and gets converted to curd. Once that all milk is set to full cream curd, it is kept in a cool place before churning.

Sanskar 3 – Churning

This is the most important Sanskar of making Desi Gir Cow A2 Bilona Ghee. The curd is then churned by a wooden churner, traditionally called bilona to get fermented butter (makkhan). Curd churning is done in two-way directions by bilona, one is clockwise and the other is anticlockwise. Churning is mostly a lengthy method. Once the curd gets divided into butter and buttermilk, the raw ingredients of ghee, the milk butter gets prepared.

Sanskar 4 – Separating

When we do churning for a little while, the makkhan separates from buttermilk and we get fermented butter (makkhan) floating on top. This makkhan is then separated to a different vessel and used to produce ghee.

Sanskar 5 – Heating

Butter (makhan) is then melted by heating firewood in a container on medium-high flame. In the course of the boiling process, the boiling butter gets clarified, and a visible layer of solids is found at the bottom of the pot that indicates that the ghee is almost ready. At this phase you will get to smell the nutty aroma of pure cow ghee and the butter will turn yellow-golden. In the final step, the golden liquid ghee is filtered via a strainer and stored in glass jars for you to purchase.


Dr. Sompal Arya is an experienced Panchgavya and Naturopath physician. With more than 8 years of practice in Pangavya & Gau Products. The focus of his clinical practice is to ensure the suitability, tolerance, efficacy, and safety of natural, ayurvedic and herbal medicines. He shares his clinical experience and wisdom about natural, Ayurveda and herbal science for helping people as well as doctors to understand the conditions better, When, where and how to use the Gau products specially Bilona Ghee very effectively.