gulkand chai recipe

Gulkand Chai Recipe | How to make Gulkand Chai?

What is Gulkand Chai?

Chai is one of the most popular beverages especially in India made up of milk, water, tea leaves/powder, and sugar. Gulkand is a kind of jam of rose petals. When chai is flavored with some gulkand it becomes gulkand chai. Gulkand has cooling properties and therefore I often make gulkand chai during summers. The rose flavor gives an interesting taste and twist to the regular chai. Gulkand is easily available at the Indian stores or can be purchased online too. It is not only used in different recipes but can also be consumed as it is. It is very commonly added to the beetle leaves which are consumed as a mouth freshener.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Gulkand Chai Recipe

Gulkand/Rose Jam / Rose Preserve: The best thing is to use homemade rose jam/gulkand. But it is not possible for everyone to make it for example me ;). My grandmom makes it for me. I’ll soon share the recipe on the blog. Gulkand is easily available in the store as well as online. Use good quality of gulkand.

Other ingredients for chai: Well chai is a very personal thing. When I make tea for hubby and me, I strain his tea then add little sugar and some flavoring for mine. Basically, every person has his choice. Although I have given the ingredients for tea, you can adjust the same as per your liking. However, typical of the gulkand chai is that it has more milk and sweetness than the regular tea.

Other chai recipes on the blog

I am a chai person. And I love experimenting with my tea. There are many chai recipes on the blog ranging from the very popular masala chai to the not so common chai made using condensed milk. I plan to make a collection of chai recipes soon.

How to serve Gulkand Chai?

It can be prepared for a tea party or kitty party and served with tea party snacks such as pinwheel samosa, sooji cutlets, etc.

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How to make Gulkand Chai?

1.This recipe makes 2 cups of gulkand chai.

gulkand chai recipe

2.Simmer 1 & ½ cup water.

gulkand chai recipe

3.Add 2 tsp tea powder (chai patti). Simmer for 2 minutes.

gulkand chai recipe

4.Switch off the flame. Add in ¾ cup of hot milk.

gulkand chai recipe

5.Next goes in 2 tbsp rose preserve (gulkand).

gulkand chai recipe

6.Cover and leave for 3-4 minutes or more for a stronger chai.

gulkand chai recipe

7.Strain and serve hot. Bon appétit!

gulkand chai recipe

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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