Fresh Rose petals - 2 cups packed
( I used light pinkish red and pink variety )
Sugar - 2 cups
Honey - 1/2 cup
Cardamom - 2
( Powder only the seeds)
Wash the rose petals and pat them dry.
Chop or pulse the petals to a coarse mixture.
Take a clean dry bottle place some petals then sprinkle the sugar repeat till you finish.
Close the bottle with a lid and keep it in sunlight.
Mix the gulkand with a clean wooden spoon once in 2 days.
After 7 to 10 days you will see the mixture is in brown colour and almost a jam consistency
Mix the honey and keep it for a day in sunlight.
Lastly add the cardamom powder mix and store it in fridge.
a) For quicker version just cook the whole mixture on stove top till it reaches to jam consistency.Cool and store it in fridge.
b) Usually pink roses ( Damask Rose in English or Pannir Rose in Tamil ) are used for making Gulkand.
c) There are lots of health benefits of having Gulkand its an Ayurvedic tonic,helps to remove toxins from body and purifies blood and many more.
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