BM# 68-Cooking Carnival: Day 24
Theme of Week 5: Fruit based Desserts
Dish: Qubani Ka Meetha

After 2 days of using fresh fruit in desserts, today I have a dish that uses dried fruit instead. Qubani ka Meetha is a traditional Hyderabadi dessert that has been on my to make list for a very very long time. Finally got a chance to make it for Cooking Carnival.

Hyderabadi Qubani Ka Meetha

This has got to be the simplest Indian dessert ever. No need to make sugar syrup (which I still run miles away from), no need to deep fry and no elaborate procedure — perfect dessert to make for me. The most time consuming part of the whole recipe is soaking the dried apricots. Once you get that done, it takes about 35~45 minutes hands on time. I thought cracking the seeds was a little tricky because they are small and smacking them to get to the kernel needs some patience. Other than opening the almond shaped kernels, the recipe is breeze to make.

Hyderabadi Qubani Ka Meetha

To be honest, I have never tasted or even seen qubani ka meetha before. I used dried apricots from India that were a little on the dark side. I’ve seen many qubani ka meetha photos online and most of them have a nice orange hue, mine turned out dark. But it tasted delicious and my husband attested to it.

Hyderabadi Qubani Ka Meetha
Hyderabadi Qubani Ka Meetha

Serve qubani ka meetha warm or cold with cream or vanilla ice cream. The recipe I used is from Sweet temptations by Sanjeev Kapoor.

Hyderabadi Qubani Ka Meetha

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Qubani Ka Meetha Yum
Qubani ka meetha is a traditional Hyderabadi dessert made from dried apricots. It is very simple to make with just a few ingredients. Serve it with some fresh cream or vanilla ice cream.
Qubani Ka Meetha
Course dessert
Cuisine hyderabadi
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Apricot Dried / Qubani
  • 1/4 ~ 1/3 cup Sugar (adjust as per taste)
  • Vanilla Icecream cream / Whipped , to serve
Course dessert
Cuisine hyderabadi
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Apricot Dried / Qubani
  • 1/4 ~ 1/3 cup Sugar (adjust as per taste)
  • Vanilla Icecream cream / Whipped , to serve
Qubani Ka Meetha
Instructions
  1. Soak dried apricots in 3cups of water overnight, or at least 6 hours.
  2. Once the apricot are nice and plump, drain them reserving the soaking water.
  3. Remove the seeds from the apricots, then wash the seeds and crack them to open the kernels.
  4. Blanch the kernels in boiling water for 3~4 minutes, remove the skin and set them aside.
  5. Boil the apricots in the same water they were soaked, for about 10~12 minutes.
  6. Add the sugar and continue to boil for nother 3~4 minutes or until the sugar dissolves.
  7. Remove from heat and cool slightly. At this stage, you can either puree the apricots or leave them whole (like I did).
  8. Serve with fresh cream or vanilla ice cream and garnish with apricot kernels. Enjoy!!
Recipe Notes

Hyderabadi Qubani Ka Meetha

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14 thoughts on “Qubani Ka Meetha”

  1. My favorite sweet and this use to be a popular dessert during weddings when we growing up. It is suppose to be dark in color. The apricots we get here are orangish yellow hence the pictures you saw online must have an orangish hue.

  2. This dessert has been on my to do list since a real long time..hoping to make it soon…your clicks are truly inspiring me..wow..super.

  3. All time favourite qubani ka meetha, and your clicks are seriously fabulous with a beautiful stunning set up; loving it.

  4. This is super awesome. I know many of our blogger picked this for Q last time. I am yet to try. love the addition of icecream

  5. delicious dessert with Khumani. As a kid, I used to love taking kernels out of seeds. the problem of soaking time can be minimized by taking seedless variety of Khumani

  6. I saw this recipe on a cookery show and was planning to trying it out. Now your pictures have me drooling here. Have to make it soon

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