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Khubani Ka Meetha

Khubani Ka Meetha 6.000

Len Spoden

Apr 18, 2007

Khubani is the Urdu word for apricots. Sulfurated dried apricots retain their bright yellow color and are more attractive. This compote will fill the kitchen with wonderful smells as it cooks. It goes nicely with ice cream.

The apricots can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 10 ounces (1 1/2 cups) dried unsulphured unsweetened apricots
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar

Directions

In a medium saucepan over high heat, combine the water and spices and bring to a boil. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, then add the apricots. Reduce the heat to low and cook for about 25 minutes. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve; cook for 5 minutes. Discard the spices; transfer the apricots and the remaining liquid to a container and let cool to room temperature (about 1 hour). Refrigerate for 2 hours, until thoroughly chilled. Serve cold.


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From chef Nilesh Singhvi.

Tested by Geneva Collins.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 276


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 5mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 72g 24%

Dietary Fiber: 3g 12%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 2g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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