Curry Caramel Truffles with Himalayan Pink Salt and a Giveaway

Curry Caramel Truffles recipe by Indiaphile.info

Do you want to ensure you’ll have a happy and prosperous year? Then start off the new year with something sweet! In my family, and Indian culture in general, we start off all auspicious occasions with something sweet. And, seriously, what’s better than chocolate?

Curry Caramel Truffles recipe by Indiaphile.info

Homemade chocolate truffles are so easy. They are a little bite of rich deliciousness that both impresses everyone and makes them happy.

Curry Caramel Truffles recipe by Indiaphile.info

A few weeks ago, I was wandering around World Market looking for little goodies to give as gifts. I love that I can find delicious treats with a little ethnic flair there. I found these Indian Sweet Curry chocolate bars and bought one for a gift. I was about to check out and ran back to the aisle to get a second bar for myself.

Curry Caramel Truffles recipe by Indiaphile.info

Curry Caramel Truffles recipe by Indiaphile.info

I am so glad I did! I completely loved the slightly spicy and salty flavor. I was inspired by the chocolate bar to create my own truffles.

I used my standard garam masala and added in some sweeter spices but I’m sure any curry powder will work. I made this three times until I was completely happy with the proportions, texture and flavor. The first couple times I used a mix of milk and semisweet chocolate for the filling and used milk chocolate for the coating. I preferred the flavor when I just used milk chocolate for the filling because it lets the caramel come through much better. The darker coating makes for a nice contrast.

Curry Caramel Truffles recipe by Indiaphile.info

When I used the milk chocolate coating, had some trouble with some lighter spots on the chocolate. I think the smaller salt crystals drew out the moisture causing the discoloration. The chocolate still tasted great. I didn’t really have that problem with the semisweet chocolate coating because I tried to only sprinkle on larger salt crystals. On the ones that did end up with powdered salt, I saw the discoloration.

With this post, I’m giving away a traditional Indian spice box, masala dabba, that my mom brought back from India. It’s made of stainless steel and holds 6 different spices. I’m also including a bag of my own homemade garam masala and chai masala.

The Giveaway

Masala Dubba for January 2014 Giveaway

How to Enter:

  • Sign up to receive Indiaphile emails. Once you’ve signed up, just leave a comment telling me you’ve done so. I would also love to hear about what sweets you made to celebrate the new year.

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Deadline:

The last day to enter the giveaway is January 31, 2014 at 11:59 PST

Rules:

This giveaway is open only to United States residents (including Alaska, Hawaii, and all territories).
– I apologize to those of you who live in other countries. We do not have the budget to ship to the rest of the world right now. Hopefully someday soon we will! :)

Winners:

Winners will be chosen at random. I will email the winner on February 1, 2014. If winners do not respond within 48 hours another winner will be chosen.

Curry Caramel Truffles recipe by Indiaphile.info

Curry Caramel Truffles with Himalayan Pink Salt

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  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Cook time: 1 hrs
  • Total time: 2 hrs
  • Yields about 30 truffles

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 6 oz milk chocolate
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala or curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt plus more for sprinkling
  • 8 oz semi sweet chocolate

Instructions

  1. Heat the milk chocolate in a double boiler until melted. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar with 1 tablespoon of water. Heat over medium heat until the sugar turns nut brown. Add the cream and stir until all the sugar crystals are melted and a smooth caramel is formed. Turn off the heat.
  3. Pour the caramel into the melted milk chocolate, add the 1/4 tsp of garam masala and 1/4 tsp of Himalayan salt. Stir until well combined. Then cover and refrigerate at least two hours.
  4. Scoop out heaping teaspoons of the chocolate caramel mixture and roll into balls between your palms. Refrigerate the balls for about 30 more minutes.
  5. Melt 6 oz of the semi sweet chocolate in a double boiler. Remove melted chocolate from the heat and add in the remaining 2 oz of chocolate. Stir. The chocolate will melt from the residual heat in the already melted chocolate.
  6. Dip the chocolate caramel balls in the melted semi sweet chocolate. Place the dipped chocolate truffles on a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with a little Himalayan pink salt.
  7. Let the chocolate set for about two hours.

Notes

  • I created a spice blend by mixing 1 tsp of my garam masala with 1/4 tsp turmeric and 1/8 tsp each of cinnamon, fennel and cardamom. I then used only a 1/4 tsp of this blend in my recipe. Your store bought garam masala or curry powder will work just fine.
Nutrition Info
Serving Size 2 pieces Sodium 49mg
Calories 151 Trans Fat 0g
Carbohydrates 19g Fat 8g
Protein 1g Cholesterol 5g

Note: This post is not sponsored by World Market.

Comments

  1. says

    This looks like an amazing recipe and I can’t wait to try it! I agree with your tradition of sweets for special occasions (all occasions, actually!) so I made homemade caramels and peppermint patties for New Year.

  2. says

    Oh! And I followed you on pinterest, and can’t wait to try out most of the recipes on your site, as I’ve been interested in trying my hand at more Indian-style cuisine since I love eating it at restaurants/when others make it.

  3. Maggie Anderson says

    I signed up for emails from you! :) I didn’t make any treats for New Years, but I did give my boyfriend chocolate-covered marzipan from World Market, and he got me loose leaf tea and strawberry sugar.

    • Rebecca Moore says

      Forgot. My girl is diabetic, and so we only had one sweet thing for the holidays. An Italian Creme Cake from scratch. It was pretty darn good, but definitely not savory/sweet.

  4. says

    I subscribe to your newsletter via e-mail.
    The only sweets I made over the holidays was Snickerdoodle Fudge which is REALLY good!
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  5. Asa says

    What a lovely find. I was looking for the cooking time of basmati rice and found this gem. Awesome. I signed up for your emails. Thank you for the inspiration you are bringing.

  6. Carol Trautwein says

    I subscribed to you on Bloglovin. Hope you pick me! I am very excited to treat my family to the different meals that I will be able to create!

  7. Deborah Moseley says

    I am so excited to have found your site! What a flair you have for unique ideas. Following on Facebook too. Thanks for the wonderful recipes. Making the truffles this weekend with a friend.

  8. Annette says

    I subscribed to your emails.
    I didn’t make anything sweet over the holidays, but I did enjoy eating lots that other made.

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