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Hyderabadi Qubani Ka Meetha

Qubani Ka Meetha

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.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine hyderabadi
Servings 4 serving


  • 1 cup Apricot Dried / Qubani
  • 1/4 ~ 1/3 cup Sugar (adjust as per taste)
  • Vanilla Icecream cream / Whipped , to serve


  • Soak dried apricots in 3cups of water overnight, or at least 6 hours.
  • Once the apricot are nice and plump, drain them reserving the soaking water.
  • Remove the seeds from the apricots, then wash the seeds and crack them to open the kernels.
  • Blanch the kernels in boiling water for 3~4 minutes, remove the skin and set them aside.
  • Boil the apricots in the same water they were soaked, for about 10~12 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and continue to boil for nother 3~4 minutes or until the sugar dissolves.
  • Remove from heat and cool slightly. At this stage, you can either puree the apricots or leave them whole (like I did).
  • Serve with fresh cream or vanilla ice cream and garnish with apricot kernels. Enjoy!!