Traditional Indian Recipes


Khubani Ka Meetha is a dessert prepared from dried apricots. Khubani Ka Meetha is a very popular dessert of Hyderabad cuisine.

Khubani or Khobani is Urdu term for apricot. It is a common feature at Hyderabadi weddings.  It is a very simple, quick and easy to prepare this recipe with very few ingredients.

Let’s go thru the process of preparing this traditional Hyderabadi sweet recipe – Khubani Ka Meetha:



Dried apricots/ Khubani                                                250 grams

Water                                                                                     1 litre

Sugar                                                                                      ¾ cup

Red-orange food colour                                                  2 pinches


Vanilla ice-cream                                                              1 scoop

Procedure for preparing Khubani Ka Meetha:

  1. Rinse the dried apricots well.
  2. In a bowl soak the dried apricots with 1 litre water overnight.
  3. Next morning the apricots will become pulpy and soft.
  4. Strain the soaked water from the apricots into a bowl. You will get golden colour water. Remove the apricots and place them in a plate.
  5. Deseed the apricots. Keep the hard kernel aside.
  6. Break the hard kernel with a pestle or stone mortar. When you break this kernel you will find a nut similar in shape and colour like almonds. But it is smaller in size compared to almonds.
  7. Throw away the hard kernel and chop each nut into two halves.
  8. In the bowl of soaked water, add the apricots and allow it to cook on high flame.
  9. Add ¾ cup of sugar, 2 pinch of red-orange food colour and the nuts and boil it.
  10. Low the flame and cook for 20-25 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally till the mixture thickens and the apricots becomes soft. You can mash the apricots while stirring with a spoon, it easily gets mashed.
  11. Stir well and put off the flame.
  12. Khubani Ka Meetha is ready. Allow it to cool in the room temperature and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
  13. In a serving bowl add a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and then add 4-5 tsp of Khubani Ka Meetha and serve the delicious Khubhani Ka Meetha.



  • You can increase the sweet levels according to your preferences.


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