Rose Petal Preserve (gulkand)

Gulkand or Rose Petal preserve is a power packed little treat. Not only is it delicious as a spread, but is also a potent herbal remedy in Ayurvedic Indian medicine. It is often prescribed as a cooling tonic in the summers and as a digestive aid.

Rose Petal Preserve (Gulkand)

A delicious preserve made with rose petals, sugar and a hint of cardamom. Use on toast, in a milk shake or eat straight off a spoon.
Prep Time 10 d
Cuisine Indian


  • Sterilized glass jar


  • 1 cup organic rose petals
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder or crushed cardamom
  • 2 tbsp water


  • Spread our half the rose petals at the bottom of a sterilized glass jar
  • Sprinkle half the sugar or the rose petals followed by the cardamom
  • Spread remaining rose petals over the sugar
  • Sprinkle remaining sugar
  • Pour water and honey on top and seal the lid tight.
  • Place the jar in sunlight for 6-8 hours a day
  • Stir well every other day
  • Gulkand will be ready to use in about 10 days.
  • Store in a cool dry place. No refrigeration needed.

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