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!
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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!
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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