Looking at a bunch of heavenly smelling wild roses on my terrace set me back about 20 odd years when i'd seen my grandmother making delicious Gulkand from her own rooftop garden.
Making Gulkand is a surprisingly easy, though very long process.. here's what you do..
Take a glass bottle or jar. Equal quantities or rose petals and sugar are needed. Add more sugar if u like it sweeter..
Arrange alternating layers of sugar and petals in the bottle and close it tightly. Make sure that the rose petals and the bottle are dry.
Now set the bottle where it gets good sunlight for the better part of the day. Shake the bottle every 4 - 5 days. The sugar will melt over time and in about 5 - 6 weeks the Gulkand shud be ready.. u can keep it longer if u like.. the older the better..
Addons like elaichi, praval, edible silver can also be added..