Khubani Halwa, Apricot Halwa
by Tarla Dalal
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A land that is famous for dry fruits, Hyderabadi cuisine makes generous use of dry fruits in gravies, rice dishes and sweets. Khubani Halwa is one such mithai made with apricots, laced with Indian spices like cardamom and saffron.
A garnish of chopped nuts adds to the charm of this tasty sweet. The pleasant aroma and natural sweetness of apricots, punctuated by the myriad flavours and textures of the dry fruits makes the Khubani Halwa absolutely heavenly.
You can also try other halwa recipes like Peach Halwa and Gajar ka Halwa .
- Soak the apricots in enough water for 1 hour. Keep aside.
- Drain the apricots, deseed and blend in a mixer with 2 tbsp water till smooth. Keep aside.
- Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the apricot purée, cardamom powder and saffron, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes , while stirring continously.
- Serve warm garnished with mixed nuts.
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