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Easy Indian Sweets?

sonia darrow | May 17, 2010 07:55 AM

I'm stuck! It's someone's birthday and as usual I have left all birthday dinner/cake planning till the day before.

I'm thinking of trying to make an Indian dessert because he's always very nostalgic for Indian food, and a whole cake seems like a bit much for the two of us.

I need something that's not too complicated or labor-intensive because I have other projects underway for today and tomorrow. Nothing involving caramel or deep-frying, please.

I also need it to consist mainly of very generic ingredients. He's out working with the car and the only grocery store within walking distance is a decrepit old Hannafords that tends to not stock your more "esoteric" items. We already have a pretty decent selection of spices at home, but I probably can't get a hold of a mango right now, for example. They also don't have fresh ginger.

I'm considering this recipe that someone posted on other Indian food topics:
http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/Gaja...

But I would have to substitute black raisins for golden ones (does this make a difference?).

It would be nice to have a few more suggestions so I can weigh my options!

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