Curry Caramel Truffles with Himalayan Pink Salt and a Giveaway

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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.

You can enter additional times by doing the following. Leave a separate comment for each one and if you already follow me, just leave a comment saying so. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

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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

  • 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 on "Curry Caramel Truffles with Himalayan Pink Salt and a Giveaway"

  1. January 3, 2014
    World Market:

    What a great recipe! We just shared your blog post on Twitter and Pinterest. Thanks for including us!

    1. January 3, 2014
      Puja Thomas-Patel:

      Thanks for sharing World Market! :)

  2. January 3, 2014
    Stevi in KC:

    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.

    1. January 3, 2014
      Puja Thomas-Patel:

      Yum! Love both caramels and peppermint patties! What a wonderful way to ring in the new year. :)

  3. January 3, 2014
    Stevi in KC:

    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.

  4. January 3, 2014
    Cyndi Jones (@Cynrjee):

    so excited to find your site. I just signed up for your e-mails - please enter me in your spicebox giveaway

    1. January 3, 2014
      Puja Thomas-Patel:

      Thanks Cyndi! :)

  5. January 3, 2014
    Maggie Anderson:

    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.

    1. January 3, 2014
      Puja Thomas-Patel:

      Hi Maggie! Marzipan is such a great gift! And I've never had strawberry sugar. That sounds delicious! I'll try making some this summer. Thanks for entering! :)

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    Rebecca Moore:

    I signed up for emails. I can't wait to see what else you come up with.

    1. January 3, 2014
      Rebecca Moore:

      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.

      1. January 3, 2014
        Puja Thomas-Patel:

        Thanks Rebecca! Having a diabetic family member is hard. My grandpa was diabetic. I think we all ate healthier because of him though.
        The Italian Creme cake sounds amazing!

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  14. January 3, 2014
    Gail in Oregon:

    Posted on FB and can't wait to make these delicious treats!!

  15. January 6, 2014
    Carolsue:

    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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  20. January 7, 2014
    Asa:

    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.

    1. January 8, 2014
      Puja Thomas-Patel:

      Thanks so much, Asa! I'm so glad you found us! :)

  21. January 7, 2014
    Asa:

    I am now following you on Instagram as well.

  22. January 7, 2014
    Asa:

    And I signed up for Bloglovin in order to follow you there too. :)

  23. January 7, 2014
    Asa:

    And I now like you on Facebook.

  24. January 7, 2014
    Asa:

    Finally, I follow you on Pinterest.

  25. January 8, 2014
    huntfortheverybest:

    they sound yummy!

  26. January 12, 2014
    Claudia ~ Food with a View:

    So beautiful and tempting, dear Puja! Wish you a very happy new year!

  27. January 20, 2014
    Carol Trautwein:

    I sign up for your e-mail, I am going to try making your Truffles. They look so delicious!

    1. January 24, 2014
      Puja Thomas-Patel:

      Thanks so much Carol!

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    I liked you on Facebook!

  29. January 20, 2014
    Carol Trautwein:

    I follow you on pinterest, can hardly wait to try the different goodies! Yummy!!

  30. January 20, 2014
    Carol Trautwein:

    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!

  31. January 22, 2014
    Deborah Moseley:

    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.

  32. January 24, 2014
    Puja Thomas-Patel:

    Thanks Deborah! Enjoy the truffles! :)

  33. January 25, 2014
    sweta:

    where will we get pink salt I heard it first time...can we use regular salt

    1. January 27, 2014
      Puja Thomas-Patel:

      Hi Sweta,
      I bought my pink salt from Trader Joe's. It's widely available in American supermarkets.
      If you can't find it, any kind of coarse salt will do.

  34. January 31, 2014
    Annette:

    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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