Qubani Ka Meetha

Q for Qubani Ka Meetha under Regional Cuisine for BM #32. Qubani in Urdu means Apricots. This probably had origins in Central Asia but it was popularized during the Nizam rule in Hyderabad. Even today it is a very popular dessert during Hyderabadi weddings.

When I was listing the recipes with Q, I had most of them with Quinoa and I wanted some regional cuisine. So when I was having a conversation with Jaya (my sis), she mentioned Qubani Ka Meetha yet again and asked me if I could fit it in. I jumped at her idea, took the recipe from her and made it the same day.

I served it with fruit custard and it was just too awesome to pass! But make sure the sugar is adjusted to taste as the first time I made, it turned out a little too sweet for our comfort. So I reduced the sugar in the fruit custard and all is well that ends well.

This fruit compote stores well in the refrigerator for over a month..

Qubani Ka Meetha

Ingredients - 

Dried Apricots 1 packet (200 gms)
Sugar 1/2 cup (adjust as needed)
Water as needed
Any more nuts if desired

Qubani Ka Meetha

Method Of Preparation -

Soak the dried apricots in water so that they are all immersed in water. Leave it covered overnight.

Remove the pit from the soaked fruit and in a heated pan add about a cup of water and let it come to a boil.

The pit when broken yields an almond like nut which tastes very good. So if you have the patience to break open the pits and get the nuts out, coarsely crush those nuts and add it to the compote.

Add sugar and slowly keep mashing the mixture with a ladle. Let it come together as a single mass.
Remove from fire and let it cool.

Serve it with Clotted Cream (Malai), Ice cream or Fruit custard.

Logo courtesy : Preeti

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 32

Preparation Time 15 - 20 min + Soaking Time 6-8 hrs
Makes approximately 1 cup
Posted by Harini R on Friday, September 20, 2013


  1. Qubani ka meetha looks super delicious ! Pass on here please..

  2. Priya Suresh Says:
  3. Omg, never tried breaking the shells and having those nuts, thanks for sharing,will definitely try it.

    Qubani ka meetha is just breathtaking, very delicious dessert.

  4. Unknown Says:
  5. wow thats an sinful qurbani ka mitha :) looks so yummy and with fruit custard just sinful :) makes me drool dear !!

  6. This has been on my mind ever since I started blogging...but wonder why I have been postponing...this meetha it is totally rocking..looks gorgeous and those mini nuts..oh it reminds of how we used to break them with our teeth..and now can't even think of doing that...would need a denture soon if I try doing something like that:)))

  7. I remember when I posted this some months back you commented you had never made it before. Glad you finally did it. I am sure you enjoyed it as much as I did!

  8. Janani Says:
  9. I couldn't make it this time but I am surely trying out next time.Bookmarking it from u.

  10. Nisha Says:
  11. Looks beautiful

  12. Pavani Says:
  13. This was on my list for 'Q' as well, but couldn't find good quality apricots.. Your clicks are tempting me to try this one soon.

  14. Srivalli Says:
  15. Harini, this is such a lovely post..as Vaishali said this has been on my list for a long time..those pitted out nuts look awesome..never knew the apricots has such pretty nuts just like almonds..

  16. Rajani S Says:
  17. This looks really good, I loved the fruit salad as well! Its all really well presented :)

  18. This is one sweet I like very much. I have eaten it at my friends place but I never had the recipe though. Now I can make it. Thank you Harini.

  19. divya Says:
  20. wow..looks inviting...awesome clicks...

  21. Padmajha Says:
  22. Looks so yum.Love the way have paired it with custard. Got to try it sometime :)

  23. this looks like a good solution for left over stocked up dry fruits, bookmarking

  24. Unknown Says:
  25. wow so tempting and delicious!! They are looking picture perfect!!


  26. Whatever apricots we get here in Madurai doesn't have nuts in them. It is seedless. So if I can lay my hands on the variety you have shown, I would be very happy. The sweet compote looks so inviting and with the fruit custard it is mind blowing...

  27. veena Says:
  28. My to do list is increasing ever since this BM started...you people are dishing out such exotic stuff....looks absolutely delicious

  29. preeti garg Says:
  30. LOve this dessert.

  31. preeti garg Says:
  32. LOve this dessert.

  33. Archana Says:
  34. Wow its so very delicious. I love the way you have paired it with custard. I am sure it tasted as good as it appears.

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