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Indian Sweet Coconut Dumplings

Makes about24 dumplings
  • Active time:25 min
  • Start to finish:40 min
May 2009
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  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup grated dried unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • About 24 dumpling or wonton wrappers
  • About 4 cups vegetable oil
  • Simmer milk, coconut, brown sugar, almonds, raisins, and cardamom in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring, until liquid has evaporated. Cool.
  • Put a rounded tsp filling in center of a wrapper. Lightly brush edge of wrapper with water, then fold in half (diagonally if square) and press to seal. Form remaining dumplings.
  • Heat 1 inch oil to 350°F in a 12-inch skillet. Fry dumplings in 3 or 4 batches, turning once or twice, until golden-brown, 2 to 3 minutes per batch.
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