One common problem with us teenaged girls is that we get so many roses, and it may seem over whelming and sweet at the time, but then we don't know what to do with the rose. So, throw it away? Nah, we hardly ever feel like it. Let it rot? Sounds worse. We have a better plan, make gulkand! This sweet rose petal preserve is easy to make and is absolutely delicious.


  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:0
  • Easy


  • 1 cup fresh rose petals
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Honey - optional
Divya Bajaj
  • Step 1

    Wash the petals gently and make sure all the dust has been removed. You're going to eat this, so make sure they're clean.

    herb, vegetable, rose
    Anna Bradley
  • Step 2

    Chop or tear the petals into small pieces. Spread a layer of rose petals in a jar.

  • Step 3

    Spread a layer of sugar evenly on the rose petals. Add some honey to make sure it sticks. It also helped with the flavor and sweetness.

  • Step 4

    Repeat the steps till all the rose petals are finished.

  • Step 5

    Close the jar and keep it in sunlight for a fortnight.

  • Step 6

    Make sure the contents of the jar are regularly mixed and checked. After a fortnight, refrigerate the jar and enjoy your gulkand!