The Hyderabad’s Famous Dessert: Khubani Ka Meetha

The Hyderabad's Famous Dessert: Khubani Ka Meetha

Hyderabadi cuisine is very authentic and traditional. Every dish of it is very delectable and very rich in texture and taste. The Hyderabadi cuisine is inspired by Mughlai cuisine and recipes. From starter to breakfast each dish is unique. Khubani Ka Meetha is an authentic Hyderabadi sweet dish that tastes heavenly.

Its cooking method is also very traditional and unique. Be it Kebab, Biryani, Haleem, and sheer khurma, everything tastes heavenly. One more dish from Hyderabadi cuisine, which is very healthy, rich and authentic is Khubani ka meetha.

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Khubani ka meetha is a dessert, originated from Hyderabad. Khubani means apricot in the Urdu language. Apricot was introduced to India by Central Asians. This dish is very delightful, and it is prepared from dried apricot.

Earlier, the apricots were specially imported from Afghanistan to make this dish. Khubani ka meetha is a very popular dessert of Hyderabadi cuisine.

Do you also want to make this dessert, then make it with the help of this easy and Quick Recipe.

Per serving of khubani ka meetha contains 390 kcal

  • Carbohydrates 211g
  • Protein 16g
  • Fat 152g

Preparation Time: 8 hours

Cooking Time: 20 min

Ready In: 8 hours 20 min

Ingredients For Khubani Ka Meetha

  • 250 gms dried apricots
  • 1-litre water
  • 1 cup apricot water
  • 3 tbsp boiled almonds, peeled and blanched
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


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  1. In a bowl, add water and dried apricots and let them soak for 8 hours.
  2. After 8 hours, strain the apricots with the help of a strainer and remove excess water from them.
  3. Now keep that water for further use.
  4. After that deseed all the apricots.
  5. Heat a flat pan on low flame and add apricots, apricot water and boil it, and stir occasionally.
  6. Cover the pan with a lid and allow it to cook on low flame for 10-15 minutes until tender.
  7. Remove the lid and stir it. Now add powdered sugar and mix well.
  8. Cover it again and cook it for 7 minutes on low flame. Let the sugar caramelize.
  9. After 7 minutes, open the lid and stir continuously.
  10.  Now mash the apricots with the help of a masher.
  11. Add almonds and mix it well. Cover it and cook it for three more minutes.
  12. Turn off the flame and transfer this into a bowl.

The exotic apricot dessert is ready to serve. You can serve this dish hot or cold. To give it a twist, pair it with vanilla ice cream.