• Qubani Ka Meetha / Sweetened Apricot

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    Qubani Ka Meetha / Sweetened Apricot
    Prep: 25 min Cook: 45 min Servings: 4
    by Swapna
    370 recipes
    Qubani ka Meetha is a very popular dessert in Hyderabadi cuisine. It is a common feature at Hyderabadi weddings.


    • Qubani (Dried Apricots)-250gm
    • Sugar-150gm or to taste
    • Warm water
    • Blanched almonds (Badam) to garnish (optional only if using pitted Apricots)
    • Whipped cream/ Vanilla Ice Cream / Custard for serving


    1. Wash and soak apricots in hot water for 20 minutes.
    2. Deseed the apricots and crack open the kernels using a nut cracker and soak the nuts in a cup of water to loosen their skin. (If using pitted apricots, completely omit this process and proceed to next step).
    3. Pressure cook the apricot with the soaking liquid to make them soft and tender.
    4. Once the apricots are cool blend to a smooth puree and strain.
    5. Add sugar to the pureed apricots and cook stirring continuously till you get a thick paste (jam consistency).
    6. Garnish with the peeled apricot nuts or blanched almonds.
    7. Served chilled with whipped cream or custard or with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
    8. Enjoy

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