Khubani ka meetha is an Indian sweet that originally comes from the city of Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana. It is made from dried apricots and blanched almonds or apricot kernels. The treat is traditionally garnished with malai, a very heavy cream derived from buffalo milk, but custard cream makes a suitable replacement. This dessert pairs well with sweet wines like a white Riesling. Treat yourself, and make this dish today, you deserve it. This recipe stores well. You can store it in a hot case and eat later, and it will still taste as delicious as freshly prepared.
The dried apricots in khubani ka meetha are what give this dish it’s health benefits. The apricots are a great antioxidant which help neutralize cancer causing free radicals and prevent oxidative stress. The antioxidants can also help improve your skin by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and increasing skin elasticity, which minimizes the effects of the aging process. Apricots are also a source of carotenoids, which help improve vision by reducing oxidative stress in the retinas. This can lower your chances of developing a macular degenerative disease or cataracts.
This recipe houses vital body nutrients. These nutrients help the body system to complete its metabolic activities on daily basis. Some of these nutrients include carbohydrate, sodium, potassium, and magnesium.
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How to make
Wash apricots and soak in warm water for 5 hours. Remove and discard the seeds.
In a pan over medium flame, add soaked apricots, sugar, and lemon in it. Mix well and when the sugar starts dissolving, add almonds.
Enjoykhubhani ka meetha!
Dried apricots were an important silk road trading commodity.