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All the sweetness and spice you love in a good, strong cup of Indian chai, now in dessert form!

India’s famous desserts have won worldwide acclaim. In addition to positively unapologetic quantities of butter and sugar, the Subcontinent’s sweets feature spices, seasonings and homegrown fruits and nuts that make cookbook author Chetna Makan’s new collection shine.  

Crisp, flaky pastry leaves, crunchy cashews and almonds, sticky honey and the zingy blend of tea, fresh ginger, cloves and cardamom — this Asian twist on the famous Mediterranean pastry is easy to make and tastes sumptuous. It’s great with a cup of mint tea in the afternoon.

Reprinted with permission from The Cardamom Trail