Apricot (Khoobani ki Sabzi)

Image showing cooked Apricots (Khoobani ki Sabzi)

In Kashmir cooked Apricots is a great delicacy and finds its place in all celebrations and occasions. It finds its place in Wazwan and Wurbal alike.

How to cook Dried Apricot:

Objective: Learn how to make authentic Apricot dish.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes

Servings: 2-3

Total time: 25 minutes (app.)

Cuisine: Indian (Kashmiri)

How to cook Dried Apricot:

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Video duration: 06:10 minutes.

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Recipe Specific Ingredients:

Dried Apricots: 250 Gms

Tomato: 1 (medium sized)


Asafoetida: 1 pinch

Cumin Seeds: half tea spoon

Bay Leaves: 2

Fennel Powder: 1 tea spoon

Cloves: 3 Nos.

Pepper Corn: 2 tsp

Big Cardamom: 2-3 Pieces

Green Cardamom: 3-4

Cinnamon: 1 piece of 1 inch length

Basic Ingedients:

Salt: 1/2 tsp (as per taste)

Chilly Powder: 1/2 tsp

Mustard Oil: 1spoon

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Image showing dried Apricots

How to do basic Preparation:

Wash the dried apricots in warm water.

Prepare the tomato puree.

How to cook:

Heat some oil (1 spoon) in a pan.

Add 1/2 spoon cumin seeds, bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and black pepper and saute it well.

Now Add the tomato puree to it.

Heat till tomatoes are cooked and you see oil coming out.

Add fennel powder, chilly powder, salt and mix well.

Add the washed apricots and stir it well.

Add the water to cover the apricots with water.

Cook for another five minutes on low flame till the gravy gets thick and apricots get tender.

Apricots are ready turn the flame off and dish it out.

It goes well with Chapatis or Naan.

Enjoy the great dish.

Do try it out and tell me how it turned out in your comments. What do you like more about Apricots?

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