Thursday, February 18, 2010

Qubani Ka Meetha

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Qubani Ka Meetha is a very popular dessert of Hyderabad.This dessert is made from dried apricots.Apricot means "Qubani" in Urdu.So as the name says Qubani Ka Meetha means Apricot Sweet Dessert.A Hyderabadi grouping is never complete without this glorious sweet dish.It's rich and creamy texture makes a sweet indulgence to this dessert.This dessert helps in easy digestion after savoring splendid spicy rich Hyderabadi Biryani.Savour the delicacy of the rich dessert Qubani Ka Meetha.I love this dessert to the wholesome.No more words to explain..........Classic Rich Creamy Dessert.We had a neighbourhood gathering on Valentine's Day.... It was pot luck, and I had a choice of making this awesome dessert.As it's Valentine's Day, I sprinkled in a pinch of red food color with nuts decorated as heart shape and vola!....here it is Hyderabadi Classic Rich Dessert "Qubani Ka Meetha".



Ingredients
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! Dry Apricots                     7 oz.
! Sugar                                2 cups/as per your taste

Method
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  • Wash the apricots and soak them overnight in a deep bowl. Next day the apricots will be swelled up.Take the apricots out of water and slit them to remove the seeds.Once all the seeds have been removed keep the slitted apricots in one bowl and the seeds in another.
  • Now wash and clean the seeds.Crack open the seeds to find apricot nuts in them.Place all the nuts in a bowl and keep aside.Take half of the nuts and crush them and store the remaining nuts and use them later.
  • Take half of the slitted apricots and blend till pureed.Keep the remaining as it is.
  • Once pureed,pour the pureed mixture and the remaining slitted apricots into a large saucepan and boil for 10 mins.Now add in sugar and cook on medium flame for 20 mins.Once it gets to thick consistency, taste and if needed add more sugar.The more sugar added the more sweeter.Once it turns to thick and paste consistency sprinkle the crushed nuts and turn off the heat.
  • Garnish nuts as desired and serve this incredible dessert with fresh cream or a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
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