Apricot Nut Dessert -Malai Khumani

Apricot Nut Dessert -Malai Khumani

Malai Khumani is a popular recipe that was created in the princely southern state of Hyderabad in India. The sweet tooth of Hyderabadis is legendary.

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No meal is ever complete without a sweet and this dessert is a favourite at weddings, when the fresh apricot stone’s kernel is removed and used as a garnish. It can be served with cream, custard or ice cream.

Picture by Jason Lowe

Serves 4

50g caster sugar
250g dried apricots, roughly chopped
200ml double cream, stiffly whipped
2-4 drops rose water or vanilla extract
50g chopped pistachios


In a heavy based pan, gently heat the sugar in 400ml cold water, stirring occasionally until all the sugar has dissolved. Add 200g of the apricots and simmer for 12 minutes. Drain. Stir in the rose water or vanilla extract into the whipped cream. Fold in the apricots and spoon into 4 ramekins or glasses. Serve chilled garnished with the chopped pistachios and the remaining dried apricots.


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