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Beat the Summer Heat with our Desi Rose Gulkand - Made with Love from Pushkar!

Apr 11, 2024

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Ah, summer in India! The season of vibrant colours, bustling streets with vendors selling chilled treats, and of course, the scorching sun. While we welcome the change in seasons, the heat can surely get overwhelming. But fret not, for our ancestors have passed down cool and delicious ways to combat the summer blues. Today, we delve into the delightful world of Gulkand, a traditional Indian preserve made with fragrant rose petals and crystallised mishri (sugar candy).

This post isn't just about any Gulkand; we're taking you on a journey to the heart of Rajasthan, to the holy city of Pushkar. Here, amidst the serene ghats and ancient temples, farmers cultivate beautiful damask roses with utmost care and ethical practices. These fragrant blooms are then hand-picked at their peak, capturing their purest essence.

The Magic of Gulkand

Gulkand is more than just a sweet preserve; it's a treasure trove of health benefits. The rose petals used in its preparation are known to have cooling properties, perfect for beating the summer heat. They also possess natural laxative properties, aiding digestion during the hotter months. Mishri, the traditional sweetener, adds a touch of sweetness without the refined sugar overload.

Indulge in the Goodness of Our Gulkand

We understand that life can get busy, and whipping up batches of Gulkand at home might not always be feasible. That's where we come in! Our Gulkand is meticulously prepared using the same traditional methods, with ethically sourced damask roses from Pushkar.

Our farmers cultivate these roses with the utmost care, ensuring they're grown using sustainable practices.

The hand-picked rose petals are then layered with mishri in an earthen pot and  left under the sun to naturally cook for a few days,capturing the essence of summer in every jar.

Endless Ways to Savour the Season-There are endless ways to enjoy our Gulkand. Here are a few traditional favourites:

Cooling Thandai: Mix a spoonful of our Gulkand with chilled milk, almonds, and a pinch of fennel seeds for a refreshing summer drink.

Gulkand Rabri: For a truly indulgent treat, try our Gulkand swirled into creamy rabdi. Simply simmer milk with sugar and cardamoms until thickened, then fold in a dollop of Gulkand before chilling and serving.

Gulkand Lassi: Blend some of our Gulkand with yoghurt, water, and a touch of honey for a creamy and delightful lassi.

This summer, embrace tradition and indulge in the goodness of our ready-made Gulkand. Made with love from Pushkar, it's a healthy and delicious way to beat the heat while supporting sustainable farming practices.

Ready to Experience the Magic?

Head over to our website or visit your local store to find our Gulkand and embark on a delightful summer journey! 

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