Fruit and nut sweet served with fresh cream, custard or ice cream.

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Khubani Ka Meeta

Soaking Time: 12 Hours
Cook Time: 60+ minutes
Yields: 18


  • Dried apricots (khubani) - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Almonds - 1/4 cup


  1. Wash the dried apricots and soak in water for twelve hours.
  2. Remove stones from the apricots if they are present.
  3. Slowly cook the apricots in about 2 tablespoons of water, in a heavy bottom pan for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the sugar and continue to simmer for another 20 - 30 minutes on a low heat.
  5. Blanch the almonds and chop into small pieces.
  6. Add this to the apricot mix.
  7. To finish, garnish with some whole nuts.
  8. Khubani Ka Meeta can be served with fresh cream, custard or ice cream.

Health Benefits :

  1. Vitamin A and Beta Carotene in Apricots strenthens optic nerves of eyes and protect from macular degeneration and other eye diseases that result in complete or partial loss of vision.
  2. Apricot are rich in antioxidants and help in eliminating free radicals and toxins thereby strengthening the immune function.
  3. Apricots have a high amount of soluble fiber which aids digestion function and protects from constipation and other gastrointestinal disorders.
  4. Fiber, low calories and mineral content of apricot make them an ideal snack for people on strict diet and facilitates the weight loss as well.
  5. The antioxidants in apricot make skin youthful, healthy and delay the appearance of ageing on face.
  6. Potassium in Apricots maintains electrolyte balance, optimizes the blood pressure and reduces the chances of hypertension led stroke.

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