Sunday, 16 March 2014

Almond Praline with Chocolate

Being a Chocolate fan, I didn’t post any Chocolate / Candy recipe yet. Want to post very simple but, Great Praline. I’m left with only, “Almond Praline”.

Several times, I mentioned my passion towards chocolate. Always I want to work in place where the chocolates are produced. But, I didn’t get an opportunity. Hence, I started melting and making chocolates at my kitchen.

Praline is nothing but slightly bigger size candy made from nuts, sugar syrup. But I added to it Chocolate, as my version.

Praline is very popular in India too. Can you name the North Indian and South Indian version of it?  (Answer at the end of this post)

All the ingredients of the recipe is direct from shelf nature :  1 cup of Almond  ;  2 tbsp of Sugar   ;   2 tsp of Butter   ;  200 gms of  semi sweet chocolate.

Roast the Almonds in the oven at 150°c for 10 - 12 min and allow it to cool.

In a thick bottom pan add sugar and almond in low flame. Once sugar start to caramelize (caramelize is a process where water content of sugar will be released while heating)

During the caramelizing process, the sugar color changes to light brown (1st stage). At this point add butter (butter gives smooth crunchiness to the almond) make sure the almonds are well coated and take the pan from the heat.

Immediately spread the almond to greased parchment paper. Make sure the almonds are not sticking to each other and allow it to cool.

In a double boiler melt the chocolate and Mix the almond in the chocolate mixture till almonds coated well with chocolate and spread on the parchment paper and refrigerate for an hour.

Answer to the Quiz : Chikki (चिक्की) in North (by Sugar syrup) and kadalai mittai (கடலை மிட்டாய் ) in south. (by Jaggary syrup)


  1. It looks too tempting madhavi. Love it.

  2. I'm not a big fan of chocs neither desserts. Still, I tend to have a need of making something sweet for occasions and functions. Read the process and its pretty easy. Love the whole package; almonds coated with choc.

  3. Chocolate with almonds. No words to explain the taste. So good...

  4. delicious praline, i love it lot :-)

  5. Delicious and lovely praline...

  6. Tempting and it looks like the chocolates made in patchi