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Alternative namesrose petal jam
Region or stateSouth Asia
Serving temperaturemilk or water
Main ingredientsRose petals, sugar

Gulkand (also written gulqand or gulkhand) is a sweet preserve of rose petals, used as a flavoring in many parts of South Asia. It is prepared using special pink rose petals and mixed with sugar. The word gulkand comes from the Persian gul, meaning 'rose', and khand, which means sugar.[1].

Rose petals being prepared for gulkand

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  1. ^ "Gulkand, the Sweet Rose Preserve That's Also an Incredible Summer Coolant". NDTV. June 14, 2017.