Indian Inspired Dark Chocolate Truffles

I love Japan. It is home to my favorite chocolatier- Royce’. They make these velvety smooth Nama Chocolate Truffles with the most amazing cocoa and fresh cream and the moment I put a piece in my mouth..it’s gone! I am gone! Being so far away from my favorite chocolates, I decided to make my own chocolate truffles this Rakshabandhan. They are so ooey-gooey melt-in-your-mouth delicious and so easy (just two ingredients!) and they come with hidden treasures!

Now, I wanted to play with desi flavors like gulkand which is a rose petal preserve, spiced-up cashews and khajoor or dates to create a harmonious fusion of traditional Indian sweets and dark chocolate, but, you can let your imagination run wild and wonderful and weird because chocolate goes well with EVERYTHING!

Enjoy πŸ™‚

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES 2

DARK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Desi Style

Serving: 10 Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients:

  • 250 gm Amul Bitter Chocolate, or any good quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 125 gm or 1 cup Amul Fresh Cream

Method:

  1. Heat the cream over medium heat, till it comes to a boil.
  2. Pour it over the chopped chocolate and let it sit covered for a few seconds.
  3. Blend it well with a spatula and let it cool.
  4. Scoop out a bit of this chocolate cream with a spoon and roll into a ball.
  5. Flatten the ball on the palm of your hand and spoon a bit of your preferred filling in the center.
  6. Pack it like a dumpling and roll into a ball again.
  7. Roll this truffle ball into your preferred topping.
  8. Repeat the same with the rest of the cream.

Interesting Combinations:

  1. Spicy Cashew: Topping- Roasted cashews and black pepper.
  2. Rose Gulkand: Topping- Dried rose petals. Filling- Rose petal preserve.
  3. Coconut & Sticky Caramel: Topping- Fresh Coconut. Filling- Toffee caramel.
  4. Pista Date: Topping- Pistachios. Filling- Date cream.

Tip:

If the chocolate cream starts melting or sticking to your hands, you can pop the mixture into your fridge for a couple of minutes.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Sumith Babu says:

    Very good share Utkarshini. Thank you.

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    1. Utkarshini Khanna says:

      Your most welcome Sumith πŸ™‚ And thankyou for noticing!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. who will not love chocolates…. yummy…..

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      1. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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  3. elle says:

    I love the pista date idea! Dates are already so rich, and I feel that they’re almost like ganache. Combining that with dark chocolate sounds incredible.

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    1. Thanks Elle! Tastes divine too πŸ˜€

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