Desserts · Indian · Recipes

Qubani ka Metha

Ingredients

Qubani seeds (dried apricot seeds) – 2 cups

( use the dry fruit kind)

Sugar – 1 cup

Red food color – 2 to 3 pinches

Water as desired

Rose water – 2 to 3 drops

Serves 6-8

Method

  • Soak dried apricot seeds overnight or for 12 hours in a container with water enough to soak all the seeds.
  • Skin out the apricot peels to remove the inner seeds & set them aside.
  • Cook the apricots in water over medium flame for 15 mins stirring every 3-4 mins so that it doesn’t get burnt.
  • Add food color & sugar ( you can taste & check the sweetness, add more if you need to).
  • Cook for another 15-20 mins till the apricots are fully cooked & fall apart stirring once every now & then.
  • Add rose water & mix well & turn off.
  • Qubani ka metha is done at this stage but let it cool completely & pulse it in a blender coarsely.
  • Refrigerate it for 2-4 hours & serve with vanilla ice cream.
  • It’s sweetness & a pinch of tangy flavor is a wonderful melt in our mouth dessert.
  • Stays good in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or can freeze it for a month.
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