Introduction: How to Make Gulkand (Rose Petal Jam) at Home...

Gulkand, or Gulqand is a sweet preserve of rose petals made in India and in some other Asian countries. Gul means flower in both Persian and Urdu Languages, and qand means sweet in Arabic.

Making Gulkand at home is very easy. This Instructable provides the step by step instructions on "How to make Gulkand at home".

Step 1:

The flowers of Rosa × damascena, more commonly known as the the Damascus rose, are used for making Gulkand. Though there are suggestions of some other varieties of Roses also, Damascus rose is the most common variety used.

Step 2:

Collect the fresh Rose petals

Step 3:

Weigh the Rose petals and weigh equal amount of sugar

Step 4:

Wash the rose petals in clean running water

Step 5:

Take a clean dry glass bottle with lid. You can either use a clean white cloth also instead of the lid

Step 6:

Add the Rose petals and sugar in layers in the bottle

Step 7:

Close the bottle with the lid or cover with a clean white cloth and keep it in sun light. You can add more layers of Rose petals and sugar to the full capacity of the bottle.

Step 8:

Rose Gulkand or Rose petal jam is ready in about ten days. The Gulkand can be stored in the fridge for about six months.

Health benefits of Gulkand:

Gulkand is an extraordinary home remedy for the treatment of acidity, used as a tonic in order to relieve lethargy, muscle ache, itching, fatigue and overexposure to heat and considered to be very efficient in purifying the blood and improving eyesight and memory.

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janicehorner made it!(author)2017-03-17

amazing

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antoniraj made it!(author)2017-03-17

thank you...

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plegerb made it!(author)2016-06-24

Can you use coconut sugar instead of cane sugar for this?

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antoniraj made it!(author)2016-06-24

Yes, you can use coconut sugar or any other palm sugar as well...

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ananthamaye made it!(author)2016-03-29

Can we use jaggery instead of sugar plz answer to my email id

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antoniraj made it!(author)2016-03-29

yes, you can use jaggery also

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ananthamaye made it!(author)2016-03-30

Thank u sir.what are the other ingredients that we can use with this ?

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ananthamaye made it!(author)2016-03-30

That means optional one

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antoniraj made it!(author)2016-03-30

No other ingredients are required with this. If you like you can add little amount of powdered dry cinnamon or cloves for the flavour

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ananthap1 made it!(author)2015-04-06

use rose petals, mesh them with wooden ladle, add powdered sugar candy, layer by layer add honey with each layer, keep the glass bottle covered with pure thin white cloth, keep in open sun light (hot better) for 7 to 10 days; gulkand is ready, store in fridge & use for a few months by a tea spoon

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Carolynzah made it!(author)2016-03-27

Thank you

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MohitG23 made it!(author)2016-03-02


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CatherineH26 made it!(author)2016-02-12

Rosa damascena is commonly called desi ghulab. It has sweet smell. Not all varieties of rose have sweet smell. Most of them have no smell at all.

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antoniraj made it!(author)2016-02-15

Yes, you are right. Most of other rose varieties do not have any smell at all

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3noor77 made it!(author)2015-11-19

Can i use honey instead of suger in making gulkand??

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antoniraj made it!(author)2015-11-19

Do not use honey. Sugar absorbs the moisture in Rose petals where as honey will not. Honey will get spoiled due to moisture. I tried honey to preserve some Gooseberries and the entire batch was wasted.

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VenkateshwarluS made it!(author)2015-09-16

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artisticallyinsane made it!(author)2014-11-15

nice share... pls alsonote thatgulkand has laxative properties....n used as strong laxative for purifying...people using gulqand first time...should keep this mind.....or else they might end up spendingb their day in toilet....:-P

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komecake made it!(author)2013-06-06

This looks amazing. Can you use any roses? I have pink roses in the backyard and red in the front, but I have no idea what kind they are. Are all roses edible? I will look online, but this looks amazing!!!

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antoniraj made it!(author)2013-06-06

thank you... no, you can not use any rose... flowers of Rosa × damascena, commonly known as the Damascus rose or Edward rose are used for making Gulkand. I am not aware of any other varieties used for this

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komecake made it!(author)2013-06-06

Good to know, thanks. Looks like all roses are edible, but not all taste good. Wish I knew what mine were!

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sarigachellissery made it!(author)2013-08-30

try eating them and you'll know if they taste good.

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Venemot made it!(author)2013-07-16

you know of you crush the leaves with the suger (using a wooden laddle) and keep it in a open tray in the sun ...you can get a much quicker qulqand and it is quite crispy yet still quite moist......

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antoniraj made it!(author)2013-07-16

thank you I will try that...

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Venemot made it!(author)2013-07-19

I will ask my grandpa the exact recipe next time i vist him and i will surely tell u...although it is just about the same as i said

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antoniraj made it!(author)2013-07-19

ok, thank you

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Venemot made it!(author)2013-07-16

My grandfather usually makes gulqand.....we have a pretty big rose garden in our home....i dont know them by names....nor does my gramps....but we take large red or pink roses(mostly red...it gives a more complex bitter sweet taste)....they are usually the ones with the softest of leaves.....the other flowers are quite hard...they are mostly cross breeds and we call em paper roses coz their leaves are quite stiff.....

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artworker made it!(author)2012-12-31

Can it be made by boiling in sugar syrup?

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antoniraj made it!(author)2012-12-31

It can be done, but the best method followed from ancient times is, keeping the mixture in sunlight...

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jessyratfink made it!(author)2012-12-21

Oh wow - I've never seen this. I'd love to try it, it sounds amazing. :D

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antoniraj made it!(author)2012-12-21

thank you... you can use natural honey also instead of sugar, which will be more beneficial...

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