Beginner’s Guide To Apricot (खुबानी)

What is an Apricot (खुबानी)? 

Apricots (खुबानी) are small, orange-coloured fruit that are native to China and Central Asia. They have a soft, velvety skin and a sweet, tangy flavour.

How do you eat an Apricot (खुबानी)?

You can eat Apricot (खुबानी) fresh or dried. To eat fresh Apricot (खुबानी), simply wash it and then slice it in half to remove the pit. You can then eat the Apricot (खुबानी) as it is, or slice it into smaller pieces. Dried Apricot (खुबानी) can be eaten as a snack or used in recipes such as baked foods or granola.

How do you store Apricot (खुबानी)?

Fresh Apricot (खुबानी) should be stored in the refrigerator to keep them fresh. Dried Apricot (खुबानी) can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for several months.

Rich in Nutrients?

Apricot (खुबानी) is a good source of vitamins & minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and iron. 


In India, Apricot (खुबानी) is often consumed fresh or dried. It can also be used to make jams, jellies, and chutneys.

Here are a few traditional Indian dishes that feature Apricot (खुबानी)

  • Apricot (खुबानी) Kheer: This is a sweet dessert made with Apricot (खुबानी), milk, and sugar. It is often flavoured with cardamom, saffron, & nuts.

  • Apricot (खुबानी) Halwa: This is a sweet, dense dessert made with Apricot (खुबानी), ghee (clarified butter), and sugar. It is often flavoured with cardamom & nuts.

  • Apricot (खुबानी) Chutney: This is a sweet & tangy condiment made with Apricot (खुबानी), sugar, & vinegar. It is often served with Indian snacks or as a topping for sandwiches.

  • Apricot (खुबानी) Lassi: This is a refreshing drink made with Apricot (खुबानी), yoghurt, & water. It is often flavoured with cardamom & served chilled.

From Farmley's Kitchen

Simple Homemade Apricot (खुबानी) Candy


  1.         1 cup Farmley’s Premium Dried Apricot (खुबानी)
  2.         1 cup sugar
  3.         1/2 cup water
  4.         1/4 tsp lemon juice


  1. Cut Farmley’s Premium Apricot (खुबानी) into small pieces: Using a sharp knife, slice the Apricots (खुबानी) into small pieces. If desired, you can also pulse them in a food processor to achieve a finer texture. Set the cut Apricot (खुबानी) aside. 

  1. Combine sugar, water, & lemon juice in a saucepan: In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of water, and 1/4 tsp of lemon juice. Stir the ingredients together until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  1. Bring the mixture to a boil: Place the saucepan over medium heat & bring the mixture to a boil. Stir occasionally to help dissolve the sugar.
  1. Add Farmley’s Premium Apricots (खुबानी) to the mixture: Once the mixture is boiling, add the cut Apricots (खुबानी) to the saucepan. Reduce the heat to low & stir to combine.
  1. Simmer for 20-25 minutes: Allow the Apricots (खुबानी) to simmer in the mixture for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are soft and the mixture has thickened.
  1. Remove from heat & let the mixture cool: Once the Apricots (खुबानी) are soft and the mixture has thickened, remove the saucepan from the heat. Allow the mixture to cool slightly before proceeding to the next step.
  1. Dip the Apricots (खुबानी) in the mixture and roll them in sugar: Using a fork or toothpick, dip the Apricots (खुबानी) into the mixture and roll them in sugar to coat. Place the sugared Apricot (खुबानी) on a sheet of wax paper to cool.
  1. Allow the Apricots (खुबानी) to cool & harden: Let the sugared Apricots take a few hours, or you can place them in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
  1. Store the Apricot (खुबानी) candies in an airtight container: Once the Apricot (खुबानी) candies are cool & hardened, store it in an airtight container at room temperature. 

Apricot (खुबानी) is a nutritious addition to the diet. To know more about where to access the freshest dry fruit this season, look no further. Farmley has been working directly with some of the best farmers & producers both in India and across the world. Over the past five years, they have delivered high-quality, fresh packaged products that have directly impacted over 5000+ farmer communities. Try out Farmley's Premium Apricots (खुबानी)

It is also suggested that you consult your dietician or physician for your consumption patterns and recommended dietary allowances.