Friday, September 16, 2011

Qubani Ka Meeta

Qubani (Apricots) ka meetha is a very popular Hyderabadi/Deccani Sweet dish which has been brought to India by the Mughal emperors. In Qubani Ka Meetha, Qubani a urdu word stands for Apricots in english and Meeta stands for sweet. Qubani Ka Meeta is a rich, creamy sweet.. Apricots are golden colored fruits with full of beta-carotenes, vitamin C and Vitamin A. Qubani ka meeta plays a very vital role in Hyderabadi Cuisine and is mainly served after spicy meal in weddings or parties.Its good for digestion..Apricots resemble dates and are less sweet than dates. Apricots become soft upon heating and can be easily mashed with hands.


Dry apricots 1 lb(450 gms).

Sugar 1 lb to 1+1/4 lb(depends on ur taste).

Badam/Apricot kernels  for garnish.

Elachi powder



1. In a vessel take apricots,pour water until apricots immerse.

2. Boil them until they become soft and mushy.

3. Let it cool and  remove the seeds from the apricots and set aside.

4. Using a strainer, strain out  apricot mixute. 

5. To this soft juicy puree ,add sugar and let it boil for  15 mins, until it becomes thick.

6.. It should  become slightly thick, should not become more thicker.

7.Add elachi powder.

8. In the meantime, break open the kernels from the seeds and soak them in lukewarm water to peel off the skin.

9. Finely slice the kernels and set aside(looks like small almonds),if not can use almonds.

10. Serve in a bowl with Kulfi and garnish with  Apricot kernels/almonds.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Garlic Flavoured egg fried rice

Garlic is a sulphurous compound and in general a stronger tasting clove has more sulphur content and hence more potential medicinal value.Garlic makes a wonderful health supplement for many people  so-called "garlic cure".Here is fried rice using garlic.


Boiled rice 3 cups

Eggs 3

Garlic 2 pods

Pepper 1 spoon

Mixed veggies 1 cup

Venigar 1 spoon

Aginamoto.tasting salt 1 spoon

Sugar 1 spoon

Soy sauce 1 spoon.

green chilli 1

salt to taste.


1.Boil the vegtables until they are half cooked.

2.Beat the eggs by  adding little pepper and salt.

3.In a vessel add this egg mixture and fry  it for 5 mins,

4.Fry unitl it  comes out as burji.

5.Make a coarse paste of garlic,pepper,salt  and chilli.

6.In a seperate vessel heat olive oil/sesame oil and added boiled vegetables.

7.Fry the veggies for 5 mins

8.Add the garlic pepper paste,soysauce, venigar,ajinamoto,sugar and fry for more 4 mins

9.Add rice ,prepared egg buriji and let it fry  for some time.

10.Keep high flame and mix well.

11.Adjust salt
Sending this to  Akheela 's food-palette-series-finale-rainbow

Also Sending   this to   vardini's /herbs-and-flowers-garlic-event
started by PJ herbs-and-flowers-event


Garlic and Moongdal soup


To partcipate in Vardini's event , herbs and flowers-Garlic i tried his garlic and moong dal soup.Garlic appears to have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.  when used as remedy list includes wounds, ulcers, skin infections, flu, athlete's foot, some viruses, strep, worms, respiratory ailments, high blood pressure, blood thinning, cancer of the stomach, colic, colds, kidney problems, bladder problems, and ear aches. Here comes a simple soup prepared in microwave or stove top..

Ingredients :

Garlic 2 pods.

Moong dal 1/3 cup

Water 2 cups

Pepper powder pinch

Coriander leaves chopped 2 spoons

Salt to taste


1.Soak moong dal for one hour

2.To this add 2 cups of water and boil in microwave for 5 mins.

3.Strain the  water and make  a paste of moong dal.

4.Add the paste to strained water .

5.Also add crushed garlic,salt,pepper and coriander leaves.

6.Again boil for more 5 mins.

7.Adjust salt and pepper

Sending this to  vardini's herbs-and-flowers-garlic-event.

 which is started by  PJ herbs-flowers-event

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Jack fruit kesari

Unique for its size, delicious jack fruit is rich in energy, dietary fiber, minerals and vitamins. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, making it one of healthy fruit .Here comes Kesari with this fruit.


Jack fruit pieces 1 cup

Sooji 1/2 cup

Ghee 1/4 cup

Sugar 1/4 cup

Orange colour pinch

Badam  peices 1/4 cup

Dates for garnish.

Procedure :

1.Fry Jack fruit peices in ghee for 10 mins.

2.Add water ,let it boil and add the orange colour.

3.Add sooji slowly and mix well.

4.Add sugar and almonds.

5.Let it become thick.

5.Garnish with jack fruit and dates.

 Sending this one to  akila's event : Dish Name Starts with J