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Monday, August 1, 2011

" Sweet Treats" - Filo Cups with Sweet Coconut, Raisins and Nuts

I love taking traditional recipes and using the ingredients involved, in different manner or presenting them differently.It can create a whole new dish or can brighten up the recipe so much that you end up making the newly created dish often rather than the traditional one!
Here is one example of this!

I love the 'Sweet Coconut' Karanjis that are typically made as dessert for Indian festivals. I took the 'coconut filling' idea from the karanjis, brightened it up with nuts and raisins and filled it in the buttery, crunchy filo cups!Now you have a whole new 'dessert' which is sweet-crunchy-eye pleasing-classy looking and tasty too!
Come on ...dig in with your Sweet tooth!

1 box of Filo cups,pre baked( 15 cups)
3/4 cup fresh grated/ frozen coconut
1/3rd cup sugar(use less for less sweet filling)
1tsp poppy seeds
1/2tsp Cardamom powder
1/4tsp Nutmeg powder
1tbsp raisins
1tsp cashews
1tsp Pistachios
1tsp almonds
2 tbsp milk

1) Mix together coconut, sugar,milk, cardamom, nutmeg, raisin, poppy seeds and other nuts and cook on low flame till cooked and the filling is translucent and dry.Let it cool

2) Warm the Filo cups for 3-4 mins at 350 F for added crispness(as directed on the package)
3) Fill a spoonful of the coconut filling in the filo cups.Garnish with poppy seeds, sliced almonds and pistachios.

You will love the Sweet Coconut-Raisin-Nuts in the crisp Filo Shells!

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