Sunday, October 01, 2006

Flavored Butter

Flavored Butter from left to right bottom are Sweet Butter, Spicy Butter, Fruit Butter and Olive Garlic Butter

I had been wanting to make flavored butter for a very long time, but just couldn't find time. Finally today was the day for butter, after Sam of Cooking Medley announced JFI: Ghee & Butter. I am not very sure if Sam would consider my entry, but nevertheless, I am giving it a try. :-)

I chose this particular recipe because it talks of butter and butter alone. I made four types of flavored butter and they worked wonders on my toast.

The basic method is the same for all the butters. Soften butter to room temperature. Add the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate for an hour, for the flavors to blend. When making a good amount of flavored butter, you can wrap it in waxed paper and refrigerate it.

Sky is the limit when it comes to ingredients.

In the picture, from left to right bottom are Sweet Butter, Spicy Butter, Fruit Butter and Olive Garlic Butter.


Here are the recipes:

Spicy Butter:

Unsalted Butter - 2 Tbsp
Ground Black Pepper - 1/4 Tsp
Ground Jeera - 1/8 Tsp
Ground Ajwain - 1/8 Tsp.

Fruit Butter:

Unsalted Butter - 2 Tbsp
Mashed Sapota or Chickoo - 1 Tbsp

Sweet Butter:

Unsalted Butter - 2 Tbsp
Ground Cinnamon - 1/4 Tsp
Sugar - 1/4 Tsp

Olive & Garlic Butter:

Unsalted Butter - 2 Tbsp
Black Olives - 4 (Chopped fine)
Garlic - 2 (Chopped fine)
Basil - 1 leaf ( Chopped fine)

28 comments:

Prema Sundar said...

Those butter balls look nice.. very easy to make and kids will like the sweet one i think..Thanks

Menu Today said...

Hi,
I like fruit butter. Very different. Thanks for sharing.

Krithika said...

This is a great idea. Love the pepper, jeera, ajwain idea. Thanks for sharing

Balaji S Rajan said...

Chandrika,

Your recipes are liked by everyone in my family. BTW I have written about MEME (a response to your tagging). Thanks for tagging me.

Anonymous said...

Thats a superb idea Chandrika...I do something like this to my butter when I get bored of the usual...but never ever considred it to be a recipe that cud be made n stored in bulk...haha..I mostly add some chilli powder or chaat masala in mine with a dash of lemon :) will try ur recipes this time, Thank you :-)

Foodie's Hope said...

Excellent idea!! I make garlic butter! They are yummy!Nice pics!!

Anonymous said...

wonderful . i just knew garlic butter. ur photo looks great.

Ashwini said...

My favorites are strawberry and garlic....I like your idea of a spicy one...perfect for you Indian tastebuds

Linda said...

Hi Chandrika, very lovely flavored butters! I've only made garlic/herb butter on rare occasion -- this is a whole new set of flavor ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Spicy butter sounds very interesting. Lovely photo too.

shammi said...

Absolutely brill idea! :)

mandira said...

great idea.. I have never tried making sweet butter before. I bet they taste great :)

Priya S&S said...

Excellent !! Will definetly try out one of these soon..

Anonymous said...

Wow!! You made all that?? Looks cool...

Anthony said...

Good tips ..thanks.. adds some spice to the bland butter :)

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and the photos are fabulous. Indian food is my very favorite. I learned to love it when I lived for 4 years in the Fiji Islands as a child. We would eat curry and roti at the Coconut Frond. Unfortunately, I don't eat much of it as I no longer eat foods with ghee or any kind of oil. But I will take some of your recipes and experiment without the ghee or oil. Thank you so much for sharing.
Blessings,
Jessie in Florida

Nandita said...

That is indeed a lovely post and fitting the event...your pics are amazing as always

Cheers

Saffron said...

wow! the butters look fabulous! Oh, I could go back to eating breakfast with butters like these!

cheers!

Paz said...

I love the sound of your flavored butters!

Paz

Chandrika said...

Flavored butter is very easy to make, Prema and kids do take well with the sweet varieties...

MT, any kind of fruit can be used to make fruit butter..I have given just a sampling...

Thanks Krithika...A lot of my friends like that one too...Pretty much Indian, right?

Thanks for playing the meme, Balaji and I am glad your family likes my recipes...

Thanks, Priya..Chilli Powder, Chat Masala with lemon sounds really appetising...Thanks for sharing..

Thanks Asha! My DH loves garlic butter...

Thanks Shaheen!

Am glad you like it, Ashwini...I had the same thought going when I was making the spicy one.. :-)

Thanks, Linda...

Thanks, Archana..

That was very kind, Shammi...Thank you...

Thanks Mandira...Do let me know how they turned out, if you try them... :-)

Chandrika said...

Thanks Priya..Hope you like them...

Thanks RP...It's pretty simple...

Thanks Anthony...Yep, it definitely adds some drama to plain butter!! :-)

Chandrika said...

Welcome to my blog, Jessie! And thank you for all the kind compliments... Yes, Indian food does use ghee or some oil...I will try and post some recipes which do not use that much oil...And do let me know how the recipes turned out...

Chandrika said...

Thanks Nandita..That was really kind...

Saffron, thank you..If I can tempt you to having breakfast, I have got my reward! :-)

Chandrika said...

Thanks, Paz!!

Anonymous said...

Hey its New-Post-time and your late !!

Chandrika said...

That's right, Priya dear!! :-) Let me try to post one tomorrow...Work is keeping me very busy nowadays... Thank you for reminding...

Suganya said...

Love the photo

Sanctified Spaces said...

Hi chandrika,

Super Butter! Super Idea!