GULKAND - Enliven a summer day with the refreshing taste of rose petals
The scorching heat, the bright blossoms of summer flowers and the vendors on the road selling chaat, ice lollies in push carts are memories of an Indian summer. Another memory is of delighting in the sweet tastes of Gulkand, a sweet preserve of rose petals, which is prepared using pink rose petals and sugar. Usually prepared in the summer when roses bloom, it is an incredible coolant for warm summers in India.
Gulkand is made by picking pink rose petals, drying it in the sun and then stacking it in jars with sugar which is then left in the sun for several days. The gulkand is then ready to be consumed.
Gulkand is believed to be from ancient Indo-Persia and is added in summer desserts and drinks intended to cool the body. It has a delightful rose fragrance and doubles up as a sweet treat. Rich, sweet and oozing with flavour, your rose experience with this relish is sure to get you hooked. Gulkand, sometimes spelled Gulqand, is a sweet preserve of rose petals that is also used for ayurvedic therapeutic purposes.
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