“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”– Mahatma Gandhi.
A lovely “recipe-suggester” of mine gave me this idea of Paan truffles . And I loved the idea! I am not a big paan or betel nut fan , but almost every other adult I know is and I know chocolate paan is very popular so it was a no brainer that paan flavour in dark chocolate should work.
It did work ! The beauty of truffles is the sheer simplicity of making them and in these paan truffles, there is just the one additional step of steeping the shredded betel leaves in the cream for the flavour to infuse. A creamy , melt in your mouth truffle with just a bit spicy betel flavour . If you like your paan meetha , a gulkhand centre would be fab. You could also dip the rolled paan truffles in chocolate , but I like cocoa powder for that true blue truffle look !
Oh, a whiff of these paan truffles give away the secret hidden in the chocolate even before you bite into it !
They are the perfect little after-dinner treats after a hearty Indian meal . The earthy and slightly pungent flavours of the betel leaves in dark and creamy chocolate work really well. If you like your sweets with a little bit of heat , these are for you!