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Khubani Ka Meetha With Paan Shots !!!!

Khubani Ka Meetha  With Paan Shots !!!!
Khubani Ka Meetha With Paan Shots !!!!
  • Prep time
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  • Serves04 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeBeverages, Desserts, Indian
  • Good for Lunch , Dinner , Beverages
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About this Recipe

Apricot Pudding) / (An Indian dessert made from dried apricots stewed in honey accompanied with Fresh Cream and Vanilla Ice cream served with Paan Shots -Betel Leaf Apéritif and Digestif -Bull’s-eye, mind-boggling Paan shots !!!!!

Ingredients & Quantity
  • Dried apricots - 500 gm.
  • Sugar- 1/4th cup
  • Honey- 30 ml (If you want to avoid using sugar then add only honey 100 ml)
  • Water-03 cups
  • Kewra water / Screw pine natural essence- a few drops.
  • Lemon Juice- 02 ml
  • Almonds, blanched, peeled and slivered-10 gm.
  • Pistachio nuts, blanched, peeled and slivered - 10 gm.
  • Apricot kernels: 10 gm.
  • Vanilla Ice-cream- 04 medium sized scoops
  • Fresh thick cream (Whipped) - 1/4th cup
  • Maghai Paan leaves / Maghai Betel leaves, dark green -16 nos.
  • Gulkand – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Mint coated fennel seeds- 01 tsp.
  • Desiccated Coconut -01 tsp.
  • Cardamom Powder- ½ tsp.
  • Vanilla Ice cream -02 big scoops
  • Chilled Water- 04 tbsp./ as required.
  • Ice cubes- 08 small cubes
  • Glazed cherries- 04 nos.
  • Gulkand – 02 tsp.
How to cook?
  1. For Preparing Khubani Ka Meetha - Wash the apricots and soak in 03 cups of water for 05 hours.
  2. De-seed the apricots, chop 3/4th of the apricots and ¼ th cut into halves and place in a pan along with the water it was soaked add sugar and honey.
  3. Cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, till the sugar dissolves and the mixture becomes pulpy and blended. Keep the bigger apricots aside and puree the rest 3/4th apricots. Cook the puree mixture thickens and starts to bubble, now add the reserved stewed apricot halves. Add the kewra water / natural screw pine essence.
  4. Add lemon juice and stir well.
  5. Transfer into a serving dish and let them chill.
  6. Serve cold accompanied with ice-cream.
  7. Top with freshly whipped thick cream.
  8. Garnish with blanched almond and pistachio nuts slivers and apricot kernels.
  9. For Preparing the Paan Shots - Rinse the betel leaves in water and chop roughly.
  10. Make a smooth paste of the betel leaves with very little water.
  11. Blend all ingredients together including the betel leaves paste, till absolutely smooth and blended properly.
  12. Make sure that there are no paan bits floating in the shots. Blend properly.
  13. Pour in the shot glasses.
  14. Chill it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  15. Serve chilled in for four shot glasses of 60 ml each ,garnished with a glazed cherry or little gulkand.
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Notes

Chef Tips for preparing Khubani Ka Meetha:

  1. It may also be served warm, if desired then do not chill.
  2. To enhance the flavour, apricots may be stewed in only honey i.e. no sugar then use 100ml. I personally suggest using only honey.
  3. To further enhance the flavor and colour you may add ½ gm. of Saffron strands steeped in a little hot milk or hot water.
  4. Do not discard the Apricot kernels, Remove the kernels and blanch them, remove the skin and set aside the kernels for garnishing.
  5. After topping with freshly whipped cream it may be topped with a little honey.

 

Chef Tips for preparing Paan Shots:

  1. If you want a more greener colour, as per your choice or as desired, you may take 04 more Maghai betel leaves and prepare a smooth paste and add to the shots.
  2. Do not add too much of cardamom powder or it will mask the flavor of betel leaves.
  3. You may use fresh cherries or canned cherries instead of glazed cherries.
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Mouth watering 😋 excellent 👍

Dil ki kwaish koi ek bar taste karwado, dikh mein dil jeet liya toh khane mein kaisa hoga

Reetu Uday Kugaji

Brilliant! Going to try this soon...

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Excellent

paan shot .... super and stunning photography

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Excellent mouthwatering Dessert. Love it

Really want to try that paan shot

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Supeerrbb.............excellent....:-) :-)

Reetu Uday Kugaji

It's looks delicious ..and i can taste it through my eyes!! Beautifully platted