Makkhan (Butter)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 12
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Raw Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • Milk
  • Cream (Malai)

How to Make Makkhan (Butter)

  • To make butter at home, you could buy cream. Or scoop off the cream from boiled milk everyday until you get about a cup or two of cream. The cream could be stored in the refrigerator.
  •  Put the cream in a mixie, add the juice of a whole lemon, whip.
  • When a smooth lump is formed, add some chilled water. Whip sparingly.
  • The butter will form a solid lump and water will separate.
  • Drain water, take lump in a wide bowl.
  • Turn with moist hands, washing with chilled water 2-3 times.
  • Drain out all the excess water.
  • The butter is ready to use - either as is, or salted with a few pinches salt.
  • Making Cream Curd:
  • Add 1 tsp of curd to the collected cream (procured as in introduction).
  • Set aside in a warm dark place of 5-6 hour, overnight or till set.
  • Whip with an egg beater, hand whipper or electric whipper.
  • When the water begins to separate, add 1/2 litre chilled water, whip again.
  • The butter will form lumps. Collect by hand and form a ball.
  • Drain the water and keep aside. This water will be like buttermilk.
  • Now wash the butter as in method 1, and continue as above.
  • Note: Butter got by this method may start souring after 4-5 days. So, make little at a time and use up within 3-4 days.