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

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

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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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38 Comments

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ParitaS1
ParitaS1

4 months ago

Hi, I have prepared gulkand but it tastes sweet initially and bitter at last, what should I do? I have added yellow sugar and honey.

Please advise

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ParitaS1
ParitaS1

4 months ago

Hi, I have prepared gulkand but it tastes sweet initially and bitter at last, what should I do?

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juniorkesari
juniorkesari

9 months ago on Step 4

Are rose petals not required to be dried before putting in jar ?

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3noor77
3noor77

6 years ago

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

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antoniraj
antoniraj

Reply 6 years ago

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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kiran.power.isbm
kiran.power.isbm

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you for your best Suggestion sir

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MayaG10
MayaG10

Question 3 years ago on Introduction

Can I use plastic bottle to dry gulkund in sunlight

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plegerb
plegerb

5 years ago

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

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PranavA20
PranavA20

Reply 3 years ago

There is gas inside packet of gulkand

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antoniraj
antoniraj

Reply 5 years ago

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

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PranavA20
PranavA20

Question 3 years ago on Introduction

When I pack gulkand there is a gas inside the container, 1 kg pack

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antoniraj
antoniraj

Reply 4 years ago

thank you...

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ananthamaye
ananthamaye

5 years ago

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

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antoniraj
antoniraj

Reply 5 years ago

yes, you can use jaggery also

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ananthamaye
ananthamaye

Reply 5 years ago

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

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ananthamaye
ananthamaye

Reply 5 years ago

That means optional one

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antoniraj
antoniraj

Reply 5 years ago

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
ananthap1

6 years ago on Introduction

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
Carolynzah

Reply 5 years ago

Thank you