मख्खन or Cultured Butter..it is all about the nostalgia!
Nostalgia is defined as pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it again. When I moved to the US I realized there are so many such things that make me nostalgic and funnily a lot of them were related to food. Food that was made for festivals, a dish mom prepared specially for my birthday, a visit to the farm and eating something farm fresh and the list goes on. One such dish is the ‘White Butter’ or मख्खन as we call it in Hindi. This is how butter was made in India before we started getting Amul which is an equivalent of the salted butter we get here in the US. It is one of those things that makes everything better in life. Serve it on a hot Jowar (Sorgum) bhakri, or eat it on a piece of toast, it just makes everything tastes better, and I think that is why it is the favorite of Lord Krishna. He was fondly called a butter thief (मख्खन चोर ). He would steal it and distribute it among the cowherds who would tend to the cows. Since we do not get White butter here in the US, I decided to make it at home. I haven been making it for the last 2 years and loving it.