Last Updated on January 13, 2020 by Chef Mireille
Hyderabadi Apricot Dessert – Khubani Ka Mitha + VIDEO is a simple Indian dessert, which is basically an instant apricot jam topped with whipped cream. So simple and yet, so delicious!
Happy Memorial Day!!! As we honor today all of the men and women who serve our country and pray for all the families who lost loved ones during the devastating tornadoes last week, I am presenting this sweet treat to lighten your heart away from these serious thoughts.
Hyderabad, an industrialized city located in southeastern India, is widely known throughout India for its cuisine, among other things. Also known as Deccani cuisine, it was developed by Turkish shah, Sultan Quli, part of the Qutb Shahi Dynasty that ruled Hyderabad from 1518-1687. Their cuisine is a fusion of Turkish, Arabic and Mughlai cuisine with local Telugu flavors. Many of their desserts feature apricots, not as widely used in other areas of India. This apricot dessert is a Hyderabad specialty, served at weddings and other special occasions.
When I looked at recipes for Hyderabadi Khubani Ka Mitha, the use of dried apricots with a lot of additional sugar made me think it would be a bit too sweet; almost like eating a bowl of jam. However, when I saw a version using fresh apricots instead and less sugar, I knew I wanted to try it. This is my version of this traditional Indian dessert!
Other Hyderabadi Recipes
- Okra Shorba – Lamb & Okra Stew
- Daalcha Gosht – Lamb & Dal Curry
IN THE MAKING – HOW TO MAKE HYDERABADI APRICOT DESSERT
Just a few simple ingredients and this was so good!!! The addition of the cream is a must. It mellows the sweetness of the dish and is just a perfect marriage!
Want to see in action how quickly and easily this dessert comes together? Check out the video!
Hard to believe with something so simple, but this dessert really has a decadent taste to it and it will definitely WOW those who eat it!
Although I made this version with whipped cream to make a more aesthetic presentation, it can also be simply just drizzled with heavy cream.
With the parfait presentation, you might not want to mess it up but just dig in and you won’t be able to stop!
Every bite is filled with creamy fruity goodness!
Hyderabadi Apricot Dessert – Khubani Ka Mitha
- 6 apricots
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons water
- 5 tablespoons heavy cream
- apricot kernels or sliced almonds for garnish
- Pit the apricots. If using the apricot kernels for garnish, smash the pits to get to the kernels.
- Combine apricot halves, water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then cook on medium heat for 15 minutes until thickened to a jam consistency, stirring often.
- Meanwhile, whip the cream until you have soft peaks.
- To serve, ladle a little of the apricot into a serving dish. Top with whipped cream and then garnish with the apricot kernels or almonds.
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looks so wonderfully made… yum… 🙂 glad to follow u…
Greta recipe from Hyderabadi cuisine!looks so perfect..
This looks awesome.. thanks for linking it for my event.. 🙂
Very rich and delightful khubani ka meetha..wat a stunning dessert.
You have made it SO GOOD!!!!!!!! Cannot take my eyes off the pictures… so drooling here.. Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes…
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It looks so good!! My sister is known for this in her friend circles and surprisingly I have never tasted it 🙂
I am from Hyderabad, but unfortunately I've never tried this dish in my life. Heard about it, but never ate it myself 🙁 I'll try your recipe soon.
Mir the clicks are fantastic , one has no choice but to drool . I could jump into that screen and grab this exotic dessert . Very well made and presented .
Wow, it looks so delicious and nice presentation.Quick and tasty dessert. The photos are very tempting, especially the last one.Nice attempt in video making.
thanks I’m trying to do better with each weekly video!
Wow Mir, this is one classic dessert to indulge in!..the pictures are so sinful..
thanks – a great compliment especially coming from you 🙂
Sharmila - The Happie Friends Potpourri Corner
So creamy and delicious.. Yummy dessert!!
thanks and yes that it is
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
This sounds like a delicious dessert. For some reason I don’t cook/bake with fresh apricots often. Maybe I should experiment more.
I don’t either because they generally have such a short time period that they are in the markets. Peaches and plums are more readily available but this dessert is definitely worth a try!
aish das padihari
I love Hyderabadi desserts. They are rich and always fit for a king.
yes and this one is definitely that
So wonderful recipe.Never got to try this!
It’s definitely worth a try and especially since it is so quick and simple to make!
Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
Such a simple yet delicious dessert. A good dessert doesn’t need to be complicated!
So true and this is one of the best simple desserts!
This looks like such a fun new dessert to try!
It is and especially great if you’re short on time!