Monday, April 16, 2012

Gulkand Recipe

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..


Ant said...

Thanks !
u said dry leaves, means ?
should i dry them under sunlight for 2-strong-days before starting preparing Gulkand ?
i guess not! but still to be sure ...
Thanks again.

Parth Lawate said...

Dry petals.. Not leaves :) Simply make sure you dry them out once you wash them.. Dont put them under direct sunlight as you need the moisture in the petals.. just not the extra water that might remain post washing..