Gulkand or Rose Petal preserve is a power packed little treat. Not only is it delicious as a spread, but is also considered a powerful herbal remedy in Ayurvedic Indian medicine. It is often prescribed as a cooling tonic in the summers and as a digestive aid.
It is made by drying a mix of rose petals and sugar in the sun over many days.
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.
- 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.