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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.


4 serving

Total time

60 minutes




  • 1 cup Apricot (Dried / Qubani)
  • ¼ ~ 1/3 cup Sugar ((adjust as per taste))
  • vanilla Icecream cream (/ Whipped , to serve)


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