Murabba

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Murabba
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Peach murabba
Course Dessert
Region or state Caucasus, West Asia, Central Asia, South Asia
Main ingredients fruits or berries, sugar
Cookbook: Murabba  Media: Murabba

Murabba[1] (from Arabic: مربة‎‎, mirabba "jam", "fruit preserves"; Armenian: մուրաբա, muraba, Azerbaijani: mürəbbə, Georgian: მურაბა, muraba, Hindi: मुरब्बा, murabbā, Persian: مربا‎‎, morrabâ, Tajik: мураббо, murabbo, Urdu: مربا‎, Uzbek: 'murabbo') refers to sweet fruit preserve which is popular in many regions of Caucasus, Central and South Asia. It is traditionally prepared with fruits, sugar, and spices.

Fruit murabba[edit]

A popular fruit that is candied is apple, apricot, gooseberry (amla), mango, plum, quince which can be preserved for long periods both as a wet murabba and a dry version, and is said to have medicinal properties.[2] It is widely used in Indian traditional and folk medicine.

Allam murabba[edit]

Allam murabba (Ginger brittle)

Allam Murabba (ginger brittle) is made from ginger, sugar etc. It is cooked and cut into round pieces. Allam in Telugu language is ginger, hence the name.

In Caucasus[edit]

Murraba in Caucasus is made of strawberries, cherries and local fruits. When the Georgians travelled to India, they adapted the recipe to use the local mango, which became a traditional favorite of the Gujaratis over the years.[citation needed] Georgians make murraba once a season and fill their pantries with bottled murraba.

Murabba (jam) is the main dessert at Azerbaijan's table, which is served at every tea party. Besides all these, murabba is used for treating colds. Such kinds of murabba as dogwood, blackberries, currants, rich with vitamin C in the Azerbaijani houses usually serve as the first aid during the flu.

Similar products[edit]

Similar confections are also made in Eastern Europe (Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine), where they are called varenye.

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