Ways To Elevate Traditional Desserts With Chocolate
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There’s nothing compared to the feeling of what desserts do to your heart and soul. No matter what the occasion is, be it a festival, a hectic day at work, or simply a craving for something sweet, desserts can make your day. But when it comes to choosing between traditional Indian sweets and chocolate-based desserts, you can get into a real head-scratching situation.

But who said you always have to choose one? While you might love traditional sweets and chocolate alike, you’re going to love the amalgamation of the two. So, why don’t you take Indian desserts to the next level by adding a flavour-enhancing ingredient, chocolate to them? Wondering how you can manage that? Here are some fool-proof ways to add chocolate to traditional desserts you can try.

Chocolate Kalakand

Kalakand is a classic Indian dessert that has a creamy texture and is made from condensed milk. Now is your chance to take the fudge-like dessert to the next level by adding a little cocoa powder to the original recipe. The richness of chocolate will perfectly balance the flavour of condensed milk. You can further boost the flavour profile by adding chopped fruits and nuts on the top and enjoy the fusion.

Chocolate Shrikhand

Shrikhand is a popular yoghurt-based Indian dessert. While there are many flavours of shrikhand to explore, like mango, pistachio, Kesar, etc., nothing beats the chocolate profile of the creamy dessert. You can make chocolate shrikhand by straining yoghurt, adding melted chocolate and mixing the contents with powdered sugar and cardamom. After refrigerating shrikhand for a while, you can garnish it with chocolate shavings and enjoy.

Chocolate Barfi

The traditional barfi comes in a lot of flavours like besan barfi, badam barfi, coconut barfi, kaju barfi, and so on. This is your sign to try something new by adding a chocolate profile to the Indian dessert. All you need to do is mix some cocoa powder or melted chocolate into the mixture of condensed milk and sugar. You can then cook it, cut it into squares, and relish it by adding some chopped dry fruits on top.

Chocolate Phirni

Phirni is a timeless classic rice pudding that has been cooked in Indian kitchens for centuries. If you need a little upgrade to the saffron-infused phirni, all you need to do is replace saffron with cocoa powder. To make it even chocolatier, you can add some melted chocolate to the mixture of soaked rice and milk. By adding some chocolate shavings, your dessert will be ready to savour.

Chocolate Rasgulla

Chocolate rasgulla is kind of an out-of-the-box fusion. You can make chocolate rasgulla in two ways. The first one is to simply dip the white ball of sweetness into melted chocolate before eating. For the second way, you can infuse chocolate in the chenna mixture and then dip the balls in chocolate sauce. Just ensure to refrigerate before eating, and you’ll love the fusion.