Qubani ka meetha

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

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


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


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. 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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