Qubani ka meetha

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Qubani ka meetha
Place of origin India
Region or state Telangana
Main ingredients Apricots, blanched almonds, kewra/gulab jal, cream[1]
Cookbook:Qubani ka meetha  Qubani ka meetha

Qubani ka meetha is an Indian dessert made from dried apricots originating from Hyderabad, India.[2] It is a common feature at Hyderabadi weddings.


Qubani is Urdu for apricot; it is believed that apricots were introduced to the subcontinent by Central Asians.[3]


Dried apricots from Afghanistan are especially prized for their flavor. Qubani ka Meetha is a very popular dessert of Hyderabadi cuisine.

Preparation of the dish involves boiling apricots with syrup until they assume the consistency of a thick soup or compote. The dessert is topped with blanched almonds or apricot kernels, and is traditionally garnished with malai (extra thick cream, ideally from buffalo milk), but also with custard or ice cream.


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