Gulkhand or rose petal jam as it is called has been a favourite thing since childhood. We remember getting it from Mahabaleshwar(hill station in Maharashtra, India) for the first time. Our mom use to give a teaspoon of it everyday and we relished it with joy. We simply loved it that way. Its also added to the “meeta paan”(betel leaves) which we used to have occasionally when we seldom went to some restaurants those days. Gulkhand enhances the taste of the paan and takes you to another level. There are more such occasions where we have enjoyed Gulkhand to the core.
Gulkhand is also known for its health benefits . You should certainly read about its various benefits which I never knew about. I knew it cools down your body and is very good for people with stomach ailments such as acidity and ulcers. So the last time in december,when I went to India, I made it a point to bring back a couple of bottles of gulkhand back home. I buy it from a relative who makes it in their own factory and some how I an not comfortable buying it anywhere else. I have witnessed the process of them making huge amount of gulkand at this place and we even got to relish it when it was being processed. I have never eaten anything like that before.
Todays recipe is a delicious smoothie made with gulkhand. You can make your own additions and deletions of various ingredients in the smoothie. I try to add icecreams in the smoothies and milkshakes I make because it gives a desired thickness and my kids don’t like it with just milk in it. So just give this a try and you are going to love it!
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