Homemade Butter | Krishna Jayanti RecipePrep Time: 5 days
Cook time:10 minutes
Serves: 8 servings
Happy Krishna Janamashtami to all of you. This festival is celebrated not only in India but all over the world where Krishna’s devotees live. Usually we are on fast or vrat this day, but at the time of Krishna’s birth at 12:00pm, Bhog is offered to Lord Krishna and then Vrat is opened. Home made makhan or butter is Lord Krishna’s favorite and associated with his childhood days, in north India it is offered to him at the time of his birth. Today’s recipe is homemade butter or makhan, falls under the category of Cooking Basics. This is one ingredient recipe and can be used in hundreds of recipes, especially in baking. Ingredients required and detailed instructions for the recipe are as follows:
Malai or homemade cream- 2 cups
Cold water- 1 and ½ cups
After boiling milk when it cools a thick layer of cream is collected at the top surface known as Malai.Collect this in a bowl, depending upon the quantity of milk you can get sufficient amount of malai within 4-5 days.
After boiling milk , when it is cooled should be placed in fridge, thick layer of malai is formed in it.
Take all the collected malai or cream in a big bowl, with the help of hand blender or in blending jar blend it thoroughly for 3 minutes. Traditionally wooden churner is used for blending it, but now a days hand blender or blending jar is easy.
Add chilled water to it and blend it for another 5-6 minutes. You will see that butter starts extracting from cream and forming a dough.
Collect it in a bowl.
Wash it twice by adding fresh water to it.
Finally collect this butter in a bowl, Homemade butter is ready.
Notes:Cold water helps forming butter quickly.
Butter can be applied directly on parathas or can be used in baking cakes, cookies etc. Some recipes require unsalted butter, you can use this homemade butter. You can also use this butter in Pav bhaji or makhani dal.