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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

DRIED APRICOT DELIGHT(KHUBANI KA MEETA)

Khubani ka meeta is a very famous, expensive, easy to make and nutritious dessert in south India.It is considered to be a lavish wedding feast if khubani ka meeta was one among the many dishes.
That being said, the nutritious side of dried apricots is that they are highly rich in Iron,dietary fiber and Calcium.I had a very interesting season with khubani ka meeta during my pregnancy.My mother,in her frantic efforts to pep up my iron levels in my pregnancy, prepared this everyday for me.I cant help but put a smile on my face.This dessert is just sensual,cant get enough of it.

Ingredients

1 packet of dried apricots(with seeds). (For first time trials, begin with a small packet of dried apricots available in most Indian grocery stores
2-3 tbsp of sugar (optional.
Ice cream or a little custard for garnishing.
Procedure
Soak the dried apricots (they should contain their seed in it) in water overnight. In the morning put the apricots with water in the pressure cooker and cook for 2-3 whistles.











After cooling down, the apricots become very soft.Strain the water and keep aside.Just crush the softened apricots with hand to a smooth pulp while removing the seeds.(Keep aside the seeds, do not throw them away.) Then add the water and mix into the pulp.
Remove the nuts from the seeds and add them into the pulp.













Add the sugar if needed otherwise sugarless dessert is the best. While serving, put some 3-4 tablespoons in a dish and top it off with a scoop of ice cream in the center.














Believe me it is a bowl-licking dish. Yum yum.

5 comments:

Nupur said...

A dollop of that lovely apricot jam would surely liven up my bowl of oatmeal! Thanks for the tip.

Aparanji said...

Thank you.Its not a jam..but its just a pulp of soaked apricots and yes,it might be very tasty (ofcourse nutritious) with oatmeal.
have fun. :)
Aparanji.

Anonymous said...

HEY THATS LOOKS YUMMY TOO MITTU LOVED IT WILL TRY TO MAKE THIS OVER THE EASTER WEEKEND

Richa said...

hi, i made the sweet and it turned out very tasty, thanks for the recipe.
I had a doubt, the sweet had a fibrous texture, do you think it was due to the quality of the apricots? i just got a regular pack from the desi store.
thanks for ur time

Aparanji said...

Thanks again.
Actually,the sweet is supposed to be thick and pulpy.Its ok if its fibrous otherwise mash it nicely with hand.Enjoy.

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