I love any thing that is made with fresh rose petals and this gulkand/rose petal jam recipe is no exception. We call it rose gulkand and it has amazing health benefits. Though it has so many health benefits, it all depends on the quality of the roses that you use. I have always preferred and used paneer variety roses for all my home made treatments.
This jam is best made with it, as it has a very sweet and wonderful fragrance. Make this rose petal jam, only if you are 100% sure that the roses are not sprayed with pesticides. Usually rose petal jam is made by layering the petals with white sugar and keeping it under the hot sun till the sugar melts and forms into a jam. But I prefer making it with rock candy and good quality honey as I feel it has better health benefits and taste than the one made with plain white sugar.
To make this homemade gulkand, first wash the roses well and separate the petals and dry them in shade till there is no moisture left. Pound the rock candy in a mortar and pestle till it is powdered finely, mix the powdered rock candy with honey. Take a glass jar and start layering the rose petals and honey mixture.
Once it is completely layered, tie a thin muslin cloth and leave it out in the hot sun for a few days till the petals wilt and everything mixes together well, till it forms a jam. Make sure to stir the mixture every day. This rose petal jam is good to have as it is. It can also be whipped up into a milk shake with milk and a little bit of vanilla ice cream. People who are diabetic should avoid this rose petal jam.
Gulkand Health Benefits:
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How To Make Gulkand?
1. Separate the rose petals from the flowers. Wash and dry them in shade till there is no moisture left.
2. Powder the rock candy to a fine powder using a mortar and pestle.
3. Mix honey and rock candy powder. Take a glass or a ceramic jar and start layering the petals and honey mixture, till everything is used up.
4. Tie a muslin cloth over the ceramic jar and keep it under hot sun for 2 to 3 days, till the petals wilt and sugar melts to form a jam consistency. Once it has cooled down, store it in glass jars.
- Make sure to use only ceramic/ glass jars, when making this jam.
- Keep it in the hot sun till everything is mixed together well and the color has changed to dark red color.
- Try using good quality honey and pesticide free roses for this recipe, to get all the health benefits.
- The rose petals can also be ground coarsely in a mixer without water before layering, it will make the process faster.
I make it and its very healthy. My acidity problem solved by using it after breakfast.
what is that Rock candy?
Rock candy are large sugar crystals, you can substitute it with regular sugar…..
what is the best time and way to consume this p.s acne issue
I would like to mix gulkand with milk and consume it, give it a try. If you can, try consuming it in the early morning for best results…
I live in Chicago where hot sun is not available all year rouns. can I keep it in oven or stove instead of hot sun? any other alternative for hot sun process?
I always use only sun drying method but OTG oven is a good idea, try and let me know how it turns out for you…
Where can I get Almond gum in the US?
I tried searching online for badam pisin but couldn't find any good source, try in Indian stores there…
Is gulkand eating if any chances to reduces the creatinine value?
Hai mam,if i eat the gulkandh,any chances to reduce the blood creatinine range …?
I couldn't find any evidence suggesting that gulkand reduces creatinine levels, you can try herb punarnava instead (you can read about it in the blog)
Does it help in acne…if so… what is recommended dosage and time
Gulkand is a blood purifier and it increases immunity and keeps the body and skin from getting any infections. But it does not treat existing acne….
Which rose petals are good to make gulkand
Paneer variety rose petals are the best for making gulkand…
Gulkand is good during pregnancy or not…
Any one please suggest me gulkand is good during pregnancy time or not
Awaiting for your reply mam
Gulkand can be had during pregnancy but try to use good quality gulkand, the ones that is made with pesticide free roses…
Can I just use dry rose petals?
Hi Jennifer, I have always made gulkand with fresh rose petals but you can try with dried rose petals too. But you will have to sun dry the mixture for the sugar to melt and the mixture to come together…..
I just got rid of acne a month ago.As it contains a lot of sugar is this safe to consume?? Can this provoke breakouts?
Mam I want to take gulkand regularly, what is the dosage, and should we take it before food or after food for indigestion
And if we want to add praval pishti and mukta pishti,to it how and how much should we add?
Gulkand eating daily moring 1 teaspoon increase skin color ??
Good for skin, purifies blood and cure pimples, acne and other skin problems. Use always Organic Gulkand, it's better for your health.
is it okay if i add jaggery instead of sugar?
Rock candy na panakalkandu or jaggery please clarify the sugar that u used
It is panakalkandu Malathi
Very well explained. Rose petal jam is my favorite in summers. I have learned its health benefits and recipe from Iahas.com; since then, I have been using it. Keep posting great stuff.