Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Khubani Ka Meetha(Dried Apricot Dessert With Custard)

Khubani ka meetha is an authentic traditional Hyderabadi desert recipe.It is a must dessert served in Hyderabadi weddings.It is made out of dried apricots.''Khubani'' means apricot in urdu language and ''meetha''meaning sweet that's why it is called''khubani ka meetha''.

Today I made this classic Hyderadadi dessert for the Potluck Party Event hosted byJagruti's Cooking Odyssey.
I made the yummy dessert from my friend Avika Nair's A day through my life. She brought ''Khubani Ka Meetha'' to the party.Avika's pictures were so tempting and it looks delicious.This was something very new to me and never tried it before.....Avika,Thank you so much for sharing this dish with us.

There are numerous advantageous of eating apricots,both fresh and dried on a regular basis.Apricots are rich in vitamins A,B2,B3 and C.It contains high amount of  magnesium and phosphorous and this helps to improve the function of brain.Magnesium can also helps to normalize the blood pressure very effectively.I decided to try this classic dessert with custard.
  1. Dried Apricot-12
  2. Sugar-2tbsp
  3. Cardamom-2,crushed
  4. Lemon juice-few drops
  5. Custard powder-2tbsp
  6. Milk-3/4cup
  7. Sugar-1tbsp(for making the custard)
  8. Custard for topping-2scoops  

  1. Wash and soak dried apricots in water overnight.Make sure you add enough water to cover all the apricots.
  2. Remove the apricots from water after the soaking time.Do not throw the soaked water.
  3. Heat a saucepan and add the reserved liquid(used for soaking)and the apricots.Allow to boil.
  4. When it starts to boil,add sugar and stir well.
  5. Mash the apricots and cook the apricots on low flame till you get a thick consistency.
  6. Add clove and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Add a pinch of cardamom powder and cook for 3minutes more  on a low flame. This is the apricot compote.Allow to cool.
  8. Meanwhile,make custard.Boil milk and add sugar.
  9. Take a small bowl and dissolve custard powder with 3-5tbsp of milk without lumps.Add this to the boiling milk and stir well.Allow to cool.

  1. Take a bowl and make desired layers of the apricot compote and vanilla custard.
  2. Garnish with chopped apricot nuts or cashew nuts. 

Serve chilled with custard,ice-cream or malai and Enjoy...
Happy Cooking!!!

I am Linking this classic Hyderabadi Dessert to Potluck Party,Cyber Style.....

Thank you so much Shobha keshwani for sharing Kabile tarif Award to me for myMango Payasam /Dessert.


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Arthy,
      You can try this apricot dessert soon and let me know the feedback....


  2. Replies
    1. Hi Rafeeda,
      Yeah It was really tasty...Give a try and let me know your feedback...


  3. Mouthwatering dessert..on my to do list :)

    1. Hi Jagruti,
      Definitely,try this dessert soon..Let me know your feedback...


  4. Delightful and very rich looks khubani ka meetha.

    1. Hi Priya,
      Thanks for your lovely comment.

  5. Replies
    1. Hi Yaseen,
      Give a try and let me know your feedback .....

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