QUBANI KA MEETHA

15 Aug

 
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Qubani ka Meetha is a very authentic, popular sweet dish of Hyderabad. Khubani is the Hindi term for Apricots. Meetha means sweet. So in English, Khubani ka Meetha translates to apricot sweet . Dry apricots , pureed and served garnished with fresh malai(cream) and apricot kernels, a yummy combination and must try.
 Qubani Ka Meetha – Apricot Compote
Ingredients:

  • Naturally dried Apricots/Qubani – 400gms
  • Sugar – 300 gms
  • Thick cream/Custard/Vanilla Ice-cream for garnishing

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METHOD:-

Wash and soak the dried apricots overnight in a deep bowl with surplus water so that the water covers them by about 2 inches. The next day, slit the sides of the swelled up apricots to remove their seeds and keep them aside in a cup. Put the slit apricots into a large saucepan with the soaking liquid. Add sugar and cover the lid. Let it cook on medium heat for about 20-30 minutes or until the apricots are very soft. Add more hot boiling water if needed. Once they are cooked, let it cool down.
Meanwhile, crack open the apricots kernels using a nut cracker/ mortar and blanch them.
Once the apricots are cooled, pour half of them into a blender container and blend till pureed. Pour the pureed apricots and the other half of the cooked apricots back into the saucepan and let it cook until it becomes thick and pasty in consistency.
Garnish with the blanched badam/nuts and serve chilled topped with fresh thick cream, custard or a generous dollop of  Vanilla ice cream.   

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NOTE:- The amount of sugar you use in the preperation of this dessert depends on the sweeteness of the kind of dried apricots you are using. Be careful before you add sugar, use it according to your tastes.

you may also like  SHEER KHURMA , DOUBLE KA MEETHA , FALOODA (CHINAGRASS) , WALNUT KHEER

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