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Saturday, 13 April 2019

Homemade Rose Syrup

This homemade rose syrup is an aromatic sweet concentrate made by boiling fresh rose petals in water and then making a sugar syrup with the extracted rose water. Mildly flavored with cardamom powder, this rose syrup is free of additives, artificial colors, and preservatives. Rose sharbet made from this homemade rose syrup is healthy, refreshing and delicious Summer coolant. It not only cools the body and reduces stress and anxiety but also has many other health benefits. This homemade rose syrup can be used to flavor cakes and desserts like falooda, lassi, smoothie, milkshakes, ice-creams, popsicle, jellies, etc. The recipe is very simple and it takes just 25 minutes to make this rose syrup.

Use organic rose flowers which are free of harmful pesticides. I have used the light pink colored fragrant rose flowers from home garden to make this rose syrup. Last year I made Gulkand (rose petal jam) at home and this year it is time to make this rose syrup.

 After thoroughly washing the rose petals, warm water is poured over the petals in a bowl and the petals are allowed to soak in the water overnight in the refrigerator so that its fragrance and essential oils are released in the water. Next day the petals are allowed to boil in that water for a few minutes. I have added grated beetroot at this stage to get this gorgeous color. Upon boiling the rose petals become white and the color is released in the water. This water is strained and sugar is added to it to make the rose syrup. Juice of 1 lemon is also added at the end with the cardamom powder to the rose syrup. This rose syrup has a good shelf life and remains good for 2-3 months on refrigeration.

Health Benefits of Rose Water:

Before moving ahead with the recipe, let's have a look at the health benefits of consuming rose water. source
  • Rose water hydrates the skin from the inside and has a cooling effect on the body.
  • Rose water has anti-aging properties, it helps reduce wrinkles, dark spots and blemishes .
  • It reduces stress and anxiety and thus improves the mood.
  • Rose water is helpful in digestive problems like bloating, stomach upset and constipation.
  • It has a healing effect from flu, cold and sore throat.

Homemade Rose Syrup Video 

Dietary Notes: This Homemade Rose Syrup is
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • Preservative free
  • Artificial Color free
  • Made from natural rose petals
  • Rose syrup concentrate
  • Summer Drink
  • Satvik / Jain Recipe

Preparation time: 12 hours including the soaking time.
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serves:  1 1/2 cup of concentrated rose syrup

Ingredients: Measurement used 1 cup = 250 ml
  • 30-35 fresh roses
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2  1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon grated beetroot
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  1. Separate the rose petals and keep them in a bowl. Wash the petals thoroughly and drain them. 35 rose flowers, gave me 2 cups tightly packed rose petals.

    2. Place the drained rose petals in a bowl and pour 2 1/2 cups of warm water over the petals. On cooling completely, cover the bowl and refrigerate it overnight. All the fragrance, essential oils and goodness of the rose petals will be in that water. Now heat that bowl of rose water with petals until it boils. On boiling, the petals will turn white and the water light pink.

    3. At this stage add the peeled and grated beetroot to it. Allow it to boil for a couple of minutes so that the raw taste of beetroot is gone and the rose water turns dark pink in color. Put off the flame and strain the rose water. Squeeze all the petals very well to extract all the rose water.

    4. Measure the rose water with a cup and add an equal quantity of sugar to it. Boil this rose water on the medium flame. The sugar will dissolve and water will turn frothy. Keep stirring and boiling the water until it is thickened and reduced, will take around 15 -17 minutes.

    5. Now add lemon juice and cardamom powder and give a quick stir. put off the flame and allow the rose syrup to cool down completely at room temperature. The rose syrup will thicken further on cooling.

    6. Transfer the rose syrup to a sterilized bottle and refrigerate. Use this healthy and fragrant homemade rose syrup in your desserts and summer drinks and enjoy!

    Recipe Notes:
    • Select rose flowers from organic or potted homegrown plants that are pesticide free.
    • 1-2 cloves may also be added to the rose syrup to add extra flavor.
    • The resultant rose syrup is a concentrate and needs to be diluted with drinking water to make rose sharbet..
    • The color of the rose syrup is from the added beetroot, the petals did release some color, but it was very pale.
    • The ratio of rose water to sugar is 1:1 and here sugar acts as a preservative, so do not reduce the amount of sugar.
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    This homemade rose syrup recipe first appeared on the blog on 13th April 2019. Today I have updated the posts with some new pictures and a video recipe. The recipe remains unchanged though.

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    1. Loving it...super share, Poonam

      1. Thank you so much Ravneet .Do give it a try.

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    3. Love this homemade rose syrup Poonam. No artificial flavoring or colour. What a brilliant idea to use beetroot to give it that red colour. Also like the idea of adding cardamom powder for flavour.

    4. You are truly a masterchef, Poonam ! looks so so so royal and inviting .. esp. making that rose syrup from scratch.. kudos

    5. Rose syrup from scratch is so good, all free from preservatives and would be so delicious too. Love the addition of beetroot for colour