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

Khubani ka meetha or qubani ka meetha is an Indian dessert made from dried apricots.[2] It is a part of Hyderabadi cuisine and is a common feature at Hyderabadi weddings.


Khubani or khobani (خوبانی) is Urdu for apricot; it is believed that apricots were introduced to India by Central Asians.[2]


Dried apricots from Afghanistan are especially prized for their flavour. Khubani ka meetha is a very popular dessert of India's 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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  1. ^ The Hindu : Apricot dessert
  2. ^ a b The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum
  3. ^ "'Khubani Ka Meetha'". 28 August 2019.

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