19 September, 2016

INSTANT GULKAND (ROSE PETAL JAM)

Posted in : SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh

Gulkand is undoubtedly a yummiest & delicious preparation. It has a natural aroma of rose. It has many health benefits & cooling properties. It is beneficial in problems like Lethargy, tiredness itching, acidity, stomach heat, Ulcer etc. It is a source of Calcium and is a powerful antioxidant. It acts as a very good digestive tonic & rejuvenator. It has a calming effect on the nervous system too.

Traditionally it is made by keeping it in sunlight for 7 to 8 days. But I tried it to make instantly… and the result is awesome. It can be eaten as it is or can be used in many ways. It is a simple method of less time consumption.

Here Honey is used just to avoid the crystallization of sugar when Gulkand is stored for too long

 

 

 

        Ingredients : 

  • Rose Petals – 4 cups (tightly packed)
  • Sugar – 1 cup ( adjust according to taste )
  • Honey – 6 to 8 tbsp
  • Green cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp

 

        PROCEDURE :

  • Wash the rose petals and drain all the water by pressing it between your palms
  • Chop it roughly
  • Take chopped rose petals, sugar, honey and cardamom powder in a pan, Mix everything well and keep it on the fire

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  • Stir it till the sugar dissolves completely and it becomes thick

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  • Transfer it into a plate or a container and let it cool completely

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  • Then store it in a jar and refrigerate and use when needed, Simple and yummy Gulkand is ready !!