DIY – Homemade Butter

Today we are starting with our Do It Yourself series. When I posted the recipe of Eggless Dry Fruit Cake, one of my friends Anandita requested for homemade butter recipe. In most of the families, if you consume whole milk, you tend to get thick milk skin. Butter is derived from that thick milk skin akka malai.

I collect malai everyday in a bowl and store it in the freezer. Once 2-3 cups of malai is collected, I convert it into butter and later into clarified butter (ghee). However before starting the process, you need to defrost the malai. I generally keep it at room temperature for almost 1hour. If you have less time, you can microwave the malai to defrost.

This homemade butter tastes heaven with stuffed parathas such as matar paratha, aloo paratha . It can also be used in gravies or sandwich. Homemade butter is also used in baking recipes.

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Here we go,

 Ingredients:

  • Malai – 2-3 cups
  • Cold Water – 2 cups

 

Method:

  1. Take the malai in the mixer jar. Add half cup of water.
  2. Start the mixer. During early mixing the malai will be converted into the smooth cream and as you mix more, the buttermilk and butter will separate.
  3. Add another cup of water and you will see butter floating in lumps.
  4. Collect the butter in a bowl with a spoon.

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Homemade butter is ready. Many of my friends make butter without mixer. They beat the malai thoroughly with a big spoon or a beater.

The process and ingredients remains same in that process as well.

 

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Coriander Leaf

Welcome to the “BENEFIT SERIES” from RASOISE. Today I will discuss very few benefits of coriander leaf. Yesterday I met a friend who was suffering from thyroid. Her guide suggested her to chew raw leaves of dhania every morning empty stomach to bring the thyroid level in range. He also discussed and guided her to introduce and use coriander leaves in her routine. I thought rasoise should also educate the various benefits of routine ingredients. So let’s start with coriander leaf.

Coriander leaf also known as Cilantro, Chinese Parsley or Dhania, is common in every Indian kitchen. It is used for garnishing, making different chutneys, as an ingredient in many food recipes such as parathas, and sandwiches. Kothimbir vadi is the maharashtrian recipe with main ingredient as coriander leaves. Its dark green color makes it more attractive and appealing to use. 🙂 🙂

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Coriander leaf has a great medicinal value. It is good source of roughage and fibre, thus relieving gastrointestinal problems and helps in digestion.

Raw chewing of coriander leaves, early morning, empty stomach, helps in controlling hypothyroidism.

It is great source of essential minerals and vitamins. Also, being rich in iron, it helps people with lower hemoglobin level and cures anemia. I also contain antioxidants which promotes a healthy body.

It is also effective in curing skin ailments when used with turmeric powder.

So, including coriander leaf in our daily routine food can help fighting many deficiencies.

Coriander leaf must be having certain other benefits as well. These were the benefits which we come to know in our day to day conversations with others. Hope this article is useful for all. 🙂