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Qubani Ka Meetha (कुबानी का मीठा)

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Qubani Ka Meetha (कुबानी का मीठा)

Qubani ka Meetha is a very popular dessert in Hyderabadi cuisine. It is a common feature at Hyderabadi weddings. It is made with dried apricots and sugar , fat free and served with cream or ice cream or custard.

Regional Dish:  Andhra Pradesh

Cuisine Style:  Andhra Pradesh| Cooking Time 30 mins| Take it as such | Type Sweet| Shelf Life: 3 days refrigerated| Quantity: 6 Servings.

Appx. Nutritional values calculated for 4 serving

Calories (200.3Kcals), Carbohydrates (21g), Protein (2.3g), Fat (2.5g).

Ingredients:

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

 Method:

  1. Wash and soak apricots in hot water for 20 minutes.
  2. De seed 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.
  5. Add sugar to the pureed apricots and cook stirring continuously till you get a thick paste (jam like 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.

Variations:

  •  Cook directly dried apricots, sugar and water on medium heat till they become soft and mushy.
  • We can use the jam like above apricot preserve as such or can be blended in a belnder to fine texture and serve.
  • Garnish with some  silver warq ( edible silver foil)

 

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