Fresh butter was and is the product of fresh cow’s milk. Not long ago in subcontinent and areas where cows were bred, butter was the medium in which various sort of foods were cooked. Now a day’s better form of the same medium known as the cooking oil or Ghee is used to cook the food.
Recipes of churning out and making of butter through Cow’s milk has been found in old scriptures dating back to the times of 3rd to 6th century AD. That makes this food item get on the list of the oldest food items recipes known to man.
Butter in its purest form and any other edible form that it’s turned into is a perishable commodity. Mostly, butter now a days is used as a spread on the toasts or anything resembling that at the breakfast time almost all over the world. Many forms such as peanut butter and butter spreads have been made out of the original butter recipe, which makes it even more delicious and more scrumptious to consume.
In subcontinent, Butter not only is consumed in above stated forms and above stated times but also with other cooked food items such as sarsoun ka saag, paratha and other related foods, in its purest form.
Many devices have been used over so many years to churn out butter from the Milk, but the most common one is the electric blender and hand driven beater as well. In previous times a device resembling a bowl and a stick attached together with two ropes were used. A woman or a man, used to sit right besides the device and put the milk with a little bit of curd in it. They then used to hold both the ends of the rope and churn out butter through moving the stick with ropes inside that bowl in which the curd milk is present.
Currently you don’t need any such help as electric devices such as the one’s mentioned above (electric beater / electric blender) have made life more then easy for the butter crunchers.
Margarine is the most modern form of the pure butter that we know off and is healthier and satisfying to eat then the original a bit smelly taste of butter that we know of. Breakfast is the most common time across the globe to spread out butter on toast and eat all while reading the newspaper or watching television.
Salted and unsalted versions of the same butter product are available too, but margarine has been the most successful modern off shoot of the butter that we used to know of. Still, foods that we know of, especially in the subcontinent region of Asia, are at times made in pure butter as the people like the taste of the food more when it has been cooked in the purest mode of cooking food i.e. butter. Peanut butter is another modern form that is taken/consumed regularly in US and other parts of the world in almost anytime of the day.