BM # 17   Day 3
I love roses specially the Indian variety.They lend a heavenly aroma.Love to use them in my dishes. Recently when our friend’s son got married we were left with a big basket of these.Normally I dry them , but since I had a good stock of the dried ones , thought of making Gulkand.

Gulkand is rose petal preserve which originated in India and Pakistan.This is a cooling agent and used mainly in paans. This is also used in some of the Indian sweets, it is quite sweet so people who are diabetic should not consume it.The procedure to make is really simple…

Rose petals

Wipe the rose petals with a damp cloth.
Discard the wilted or dry leaves.
Dry them for a while.
Using a sterilized  jar put a layer of rose petals .
Next a layer of sugar, again petals.
Repeat till petals are over.
Place the jar in the sun.
This shall take 2-3 weeks .
It can be stored  in the pantry and does not require refrigeration.
If you wish you can add cardamoms to it.


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Gulkand / Rose Petal Preserve

25 thoughts on “Gulkand / Rose Petal Preserve”

  1. Love this one Vaishali.Its so delicious. I used to make Milkshake with it and it was awesome.Wish I had some now.Nice clicks 🙂

  2. I buy these now and then. I refrigerate them and then have a spoonful in the morning. You can literally feel the chillness and fragrance of the rose petals spreading through the body!

  3. That's really such a simple method to make this preserve!..thanks for sharing this how much quantity is normally advised to be used?..few drops right..

  4. Ooh….just the sight of first picture transferred me to some Mughal empire….lovely Vaishali….only you can think of such exotic dishes with simple ingredients.

  5. well actually you need the Indian variety of roses…we call them desi gulab..but u cud try again with those english roses..may be u cud add a bit of rose essence..try it shud work:))

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