Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Coconut Choco Truffles...completely Indianized !!!!

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I am back from my vacation and I hope that every one is enjoying the most joyful holiday week of the year with Christmas and New year celebrations.Even I had a wonderful holiday and got to spend good two weeks away from my regular house chores and cooking. And now coming to the description of how this Indianized truffles evolved.Before I was leaving I was on kitchen cleaning spree and was left with a small coconut.I initially thought of making the regular coconut burfi / kopra pak with it and when I was talking to my mom about this she suggested me to try coconut burfi by adding cocoa powder.I preferred to make this with jaggery instead of sugar to get the natural brown color to it and when I was making the burfi,somehow the idea of Truffles stuck in mind and I was very excited about the idea of turning the burfi to truffles.To my surprise they turned out too good,they were chewy and the bite through the cocoa powder takes the regular coconut balls to a completely different level.On the whole I really enjoyed making them and packing them in wrappers and these Indianized truffles can also be given as a christmas/festive gift and is apt for the season now.

Ingredients:
2 cups heaped grated fresh coconut
1 1/2 cups Jaggery or Sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp cardamom powder

3 tbsp chopped cashewnuts
3 tbsp ghee

for dusting:
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp icing sugar

Method:
  • Grate the coconut carefully,scrape only the white part leaving the brown edges behind.
  • Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a small pan and add chopped cashew nuts and fry until light brown in color.
  • Place Jaggery with 1-2 tbsps of water/milk in a thick wide bottomed vessel on medium heat and let it come to boil.Let the jaggery dissolves completed and blends well with milk and forms syrupy liquid(to reach one-string consistency).The process of achieving string consistency syrup liquid is important in order to get a tasty sticky truffle.
  • Now add grated coconut,fried cashewnuts,elaichi powder and 3 tbsp ghee to it and stir well.Let it cook by stirring it constantly until the edges of the mixture in the vessel is bit dry and flaky.It approximately takes 10-12 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and add cocoa powder and mix quickly and let it cool down a bit.
  • Mean while mix cocoa powder and icing sugar and sieve it onto a wide plate to get a uniform mixture.
  • Now take a small portion of the coconut mixture and make a ball out of it.Repeat the process to make all the remaining balls.
  • Roll them in the cocoa powder mixture and place them on a dry plate and let them set for 30 mins to one hour.
  • Now pack them in colorful chocolate wrappers,I packed mine in small pieces of aluminium foil as I did not have chocolate wrappers at that time.
Store it in air-tight containers and eat them at any time of the day as a simple sweet/dessert/snack. They stay good for 4-5 days outside and upto 15-20 days when refrigerated.I am sure that they will not last that longer,they are surely irresistible and would be over within 2 days.

23 comments:

jayasree said...

Truffles look yummmy..great presentation...

jayasree said...

Truffles look yummmy..great presentation...

suma said...

Vacations leave me too lazy to cook or blog:). This is true fusion Pratibha, must try this sometime. Like the pics!

Padhu said...

Wow They looks fabulous

Nithya said...

wow.. lovely Indian version :) looks so yummm

Priya said...

Truffles looks marvellous,truly looks divine..

Santosh Bangar said...

gr8 recipe looking mouthwatering

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwwwwww.. Gr8 recipe dear.. looks very tempting :)


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Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Fabulous truffles..

Pavithra said...

Looks so good and nice one Prathy...yumm :)

Kanchan said...

Beautiful clicks , they look amazing !

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I always love the outer layer of these truffles :)

Jisha said...

Wow!!!...that looks so tempting and awesome presentation too..loved it

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Prathy

Truffles look so delicious. Must try it out once.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priya Sreeram said...

good one ! nice combination of ingredients !

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yummy!

Satrupa said...

Delicious Truffles .... I hope you enjoyed your vacation.

Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year

Cheers,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

KavyaNaimish said...

Chocolate and Coconut are my fav combinations.....Truffles luk YummmmY

aipi said...

Very tempting..I am literally drooling..no kidding:)
Season's greetings and best wishes for a happy new year to you n your family dear :)

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Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey,

Gorgeous truffles dear...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wow very delicious....coconut chocolate combination my fav and pretty pics !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Prathy,
Tried it out and just now finished wrapping them up. They have come out just as the pics in the blog. The taste is good as well. Last time i tried coconut burfi from some other blog but it dint set well. Your step by step instruction is really good that way. You could have added the amount of water or milk to be used. Had to take mum's suggestion for that. Otherwise awesome recipe, good instructions. Thank you :)

Prathibha said...

Hi Anonymous,
Glad that u like it....I have updated the milk/water details in d post,thanks for mentioning it..:)
prathy

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