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Homemade Gulkand Recipe / Rose Petal Preserve Recipe

How to Make Gulkand at home - A Traditional Indian Rose Petal Preserve made with fresh rose petals.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Jam, Preserves
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 tbsp
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 1 cup Rose Petals tightly packed (petals of fragrant and light pink roses)
  • 3 tbsp Sugar


  • Collect the fresh and fragrant rose petals.
  • Gently wash the petals with water and let them dry on a paper or cloth.
  • Put the petals into the mixie. Quickly pulse the petals one or two times to shred them. You can also chop the petals into pieces.
  • Spread a layer of rose petals in a dry glass jar.
  • Now spread a layer of sugar over the rose petals evenly.
  • Then again spread a layer of petals over the sugar layer.
  • Repeat till all the petals are over.
  • Close the jar with a lid and keep it in the sunlight for 7 – 10 days
  • Mix the gulkand every other day using a clean spoon.
  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate it.
  • You can store it for a year or more.