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Homemade White Butter | Makhan Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins

The homemade white butter or makhan is really addicting and irresistible. Serve it on a toast, freshly baked bread, parathas or naan. Flavor with salt or honey if needed.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: buttermilk recipe, clarified butter, homemade butter, homemade buttermilk, white butter, white homemade butter
Servings: 1 golf sized ball
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • hand beater or food processor placing the bowl and the attachments in the freezer for 5-10 min before whipping can decrease the preparation time significantly
  1. Hand beater method:
  2. Pour the whipping cream in a big bowl.

    homemade white butter step 1
  3. Once you start beating you will see different stages. 1st the whipped cream, then it will start to curdle.

    homemade white butter step 2
  4. The final stage is when the liquid can be seen. Now this liquid is the buttermilk.

    homemade white butter step 4
  5. Food processor method:
  6. Pour the whipping cream into the jar of the food processor. Turn it on and let it run till the solid separates.

  7. Take the butter in the palm of your hand and squeeze the liquid with both the hands.
    homemade white butter step 5
  8. Store the butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

  9. If not used convert this into clarified butter(ghee).
Recipe Notes

My mom adds a tablespoon of yogurt, gives it a mix, and keeps it at room temperature for about 24 hours to ferment and to achieve a sour taste.

It can be used to make chaas | Indian style flavored very refreshing buttermilk.