Butter

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 thoughts on “Flavored Butter

  1. 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 🙂

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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

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  4. 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… 🙂

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  5. 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…

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