Qubbani ka meetha

    6 hours 40 mins

    This is a classic Hyderabadi sweet dish made at weddings and festive occasions. It is made with dried apricots. It is very rich and a little goes a long way.

    Washington, United States
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    Serves: 6 

    • ½ kg dried apricots with pits (qubbani)
    • 150 – 200 grams sugar
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • Cream or vanilla ice cream

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:6hr soaking  ›  Ready in:6hr40min 

    1. Remove the seeds from the apricots. Soak the apricots in water for 4 – 6 hours or overnight. Save the water
    2. Crack the seeds to take out the almond-like nuts. Blanch the nuts in some hot water. Remove the peel and roast the nuts to bring out the flavour. Make sure you taste the nuts. Some varieties of apricots have bitter nuts.
    3. Cook the apricots in the soaking water alongwith sugar and lemon juice till the apricots are soft and the syrup is rich and thick. Chop the nuts coarsely and add to the apricots. Save some nuts for garnish.
    4. Serve qubbani ka meetha hot or cold with cream, or vanilla ice cream.

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