Gulkand recipe/Rose Jam

Do you love eating paan, or have you ever tried one if not then I would suggest you to try. This is best for digestion, ayurveda recommends this for digestion and cooling effect on body.

Mostly all Indians love eating paan, some love it with beetel nuts while many, like me love sweet (meetha) paan.

Gulkand is the main ingredient used in paan, that is the flavour enhancer with some sugar coated fennel seeds, some mint balls. Making gulkand is super easy, which is going to blow your mind up, after checking out the recipe.

My garden is filled with rose plant, so thought of making some gulkand and preserving it.

Rose petals should be fresh and no dark spots have to be on them.


What is Gulkand?

Rose petals crushed with sugar is called gulkand.

So let’s get the recipe here

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  • 1 bowl roses or 20 to 30 red roses
  • 1 cup sugar


  • Pluck the petals of roses
  • Wash and pat dry the petals
  • Take grinding jar and grind the petals or you can even cut them fine
  • Remove it in small bowl
  • In the same bowl take sugar
  • Measurements should be same of crushed rose petals and sugar
  • Now grind the sugar along crushed rose petals
  • Make a paste
  • Store it in a air tight container
  • Keep it in the sun for 2 weeks
  • After 2 weeks sundrying keep it in the refrigerator
  • Remember the more aged gulkand, the more best it is in taste.
  • You can use it fresh also, but I would suggest to use it after 2 months.
  • Hope you liked this recipe
  • Until then keep exploring…….

Easy way to peel off Garlic

Peeling garlic is really a tedious job to do if you don’t know the trick. In my house garlic is consumed in every food cooked, except for Navratris.

So, peeling garlic is a big headache for me. Especially when the garlic is newly harvested, their skin don’t peel off fast.

When you think of storing garlic in bulk this tip will work wonders. Without the pain in your thumb.

So let’s get started.

How to peel Garlic quickly…

  1. Take a bowl full of water at room temperature.
  2. Soak the garlic pods in the water for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. After 15 minutes cut the tip of the garlic with knife, rest of the skin comes out easily.
  4. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
  5. Use when required.
  6. Life is much easier by this tip.
  7. If you like the post do comment.


If you are staying in a cold weather, use hot water for soaking the garlic.

How to clean Copper vessels

“Wherever you are is the the entry point.”


Copper glass /jar

Not very long ago, if you have ever visited to your ancestral home with your granny’s and great grandma along. Somewhere in the corner of the house there was this small pot which used to be filled with water and kept.

As a child I would wonder, why our granny is still using these old fashioned utensils, whereas now we have so many filters and fancy bottle in the market. Don’t they feel like upgrading things?? The child in me wondering… I read somewhere change is the way of life and look at them 🤔…….my granny looking at me and saying ye Healthy h tere language meh (it’s healthy in your language)

Suddenly in our society being connected to once culture and tradition was considered old fashioned and orthodox, we started emulating others. One should take pride in his/her culture.

Now, people are going back to their grandma for culture, tradition and food, every tradition has a logical reason behind it and it’s been proven scientifically as well.

Copper pot

Our body contains 70% water. In olden days our ancestors use to purify water in copper vessels, which we in today’s world are looking forward to and our ancestors have nailed it…. Right!!

How to clean Copper Vessels

  • Rub pitambari on the vessel and keep for 10 minutes and wash(pitambari is available in every Indian store used for cleaning silver vessels)
  • Rub baking soda and vinegar on the vessel by making a paste out of it
  • Rub lemon and salt

Use and benefits of Copper vessels

  • Copper vessels are used for cooking
  • Many Indian temples still use copper vessels to cook Mahaprasad
  • Water is stored in them overnight
  • It boosts immunity
  • Helps digestion

Scientifically proven

  • When water is stored in copper vessels it goes through natural purification and this kills bacteria, fungi, algae.
  • By storing overnight you get completely purified water, which is the need of the hour with such a huge amount of pollution around.
  • Major disease occur from impure water.
  • So what are you thinking off get up and get all your granny’s copper vessels 😁back or just buy them.
  • Be safe and healthy
  • Hope you liked this blog.
  • Until then keep exploring…….

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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