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Qubani Ka Meetha or Kubani Ka Meetha (Stewed Apricot Dessert) is an Authentic Hyderabadi Dessert. Qubani is Urdu word means-"Apricot" and Meetha is also Urdu word means- "Sweet”. Qubani ka Meetha/Apricot Pudding /Thick Apricot Sauce - Call it by any name...this tangy, sweet and yummy dessert is star of any dinner table. They give a perfect look when garnished with either cream or ice cream or custard or dry fruits like chopped almonds or the apricot kernels. It’s very common in Hyderabadi Wedding ceremony.

Dessert consist of variations of flavors, textures, and appearances. Desserts can be defined as a usually sweeter course that concludes a meal. This definition includes a range of courses ranging from fruits or dried nuts to multi-ingredient cakes and pies. Many cultures have different variations of dessert. In modern times the variations of desserts have usually been passed down or come from geographical regions. This is one cause for the variation of desserts.  There are variation of dessert or sweets in India. Some of them are gulab jamun, Rasgulla, jaldebi, Bread pudding, halwa, rasmalai, ladoo and a lot more

Apricot, stone fruit of the family Rosaceae, closely related to peaches, almonds, plums, and cherries. They are eaten fresh or cooked and are preserved by canning or drying. They are categorized as one of the most beneficial and healthy fruits. Shaped as stone fruit, apricot is similar to peach and has a velvety skin, golden orange in color and has a seed nut in it. The fruit is also widely made into jam and is often used to flavor liqueurs. Their flavor is almost musky, with a faint tartness that is more pronounced when the fruit is dried. Some people think of the flavor as being somewhere between a peach and a plum, fruits to which they're closely related. The apricots permeate a luscious tang, sublime flavor and invigorating aroma. It has a soft and crunchy taste as it glides down your mouth. Though it is not appropriate for making juice, the fruit can definitely be blended with other fruit juices

Cooking Tips:

  • The apricot kernels exactly appear like badam and the brown covering can be removed by blanching the seeds in water or soaking them and then garnish it.

Health Tips:

  • Apricots have amazing health benefits and including them in your diet helps in increasing dietary fibre, potassium, iron and antioxidants and they are good for skin and heart as well.
  • Apricots are a good source of vitamin A and are high in natural-sugar content. Dried apricots are an excellent source of iron.
  • The mineral content in apricots is high, which makes them helpful in overcoming disorders like anemia, tuberculosis, asthma, bronchitis, etc.

The Kubani ka meetha is served usually in a bowl with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top or with chilled freshly whipped cream (malai). many used to think that it’s difficult to make it at home but now you can make it yourself and enjoy the flavors of this splendid legendary Hyderabadi dessert.

The layers of dessert make it appetizing. Give a new sweet tooth to your family…Delicious!!!

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