Qubani-ka-Meetha

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Khubani ka meetha
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Place of originIndia
Region or stateHyderabad, Telangana
Main ingredientsApricots, blanched almonds, kewra/gulab jal, cream[1]
Qubani ka Meetha

Qubani ka meetha (Urdu: خوبانی کا میٹھا) is an Indian sweet made from dried apricots originating from Hyderabad.[2] It is a common feature at Hyderabadi weddings.

History[edit]

Khubani or Khobani is Urdu for apricot; it is believed that apricots were introduced to the Indian subcontinent by Central Asians.[2]

Ingredients[edit]

Dried apricots from Afghanistan are especially prized for their flavor. Khubani 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.[3] 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. The dessert is normally served hot with malai.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Hindu : Apricot dessert
  2. ^ a b The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum
  3. ^ "RECIPE: 'Khubani Ka Meetha' Is Apricots With A Nawabi Twist".

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