How to Make Gulab Ka Sharbat (All-Natural Rose Syrup Recipe)

Updated on December 21, 2019
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Homemade rose syrup with natural ingredients
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Rose syrup makes a delightfully refreshing beverage when added to a chilled glass of water.

One of the primary ingredients in this recipe is gulkand, which is an Indian rose petal preserve that can easily be found in Indian markets. This preserve is made from the petals of Indian roses. If this type of preserve is unavailable, you can also use the type that is made from Damascus roses.

Another ingredient in this recipe is dhagewali mishri, which is rock sugar that is prepared from sugarcane juice. This type of sugar is all natural, with no chemicals or artificial additives.

The beetroot juice gives the rose syrup a red color without resorting to artificial colors.

Both gulkand and dhagewali mishri are available at Indian markets, as well as online. I hope you try out this simple and natural rose syrup and give your feedback.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 800 ml rose syrup


  • 1 liter water
  • 550 grams dhagewali mishri (rock sugar), or substitute regular sugar
  • 300 grams gulkand (rose petal preserve)
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 4 tbsp beetroot juice
  • 1 lemon, juiced


  1. Set a pot over high heat. Add 1 liter water and dhagewali mishri. Stir until the mishri dissolves. Strain out the mishri water and reserve the water. (If you are using regular sugar you do not need to strain the water.)
  2. Bring the strained water back to the boil over high heat. As soon as the water starts to boil, add the gulkand and cardamom powder. Keep the heat on medium and stir-cook until the syrup almost reaches a 1-string consistency. Strain out the syrup.
  3. Add in the beetroot and lemon juice. Cover with a wire mesh and let cool completely.
  4. Transfer to an airtight bottle and store in the fridge. Will keep well for 2-3 months.
  5. To serve, add 3 tbsp (or more, as desired) of the rose syrup to a glass of chilled water. Stir and serve.

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    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      14 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Thank you, Ajodo.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      14 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      I just wanted to use a natural ingredient for the color and thought it would be good to use beetroot juice. Out here, the rose syrup is a popular summer drink, Peggy. Thanks for stopping by.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      14 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      You ought to taste this one, then, Bill. I'm sure you will like it. Thank you.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      14 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Glad you like the recipe Pamela. Thank you.

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      Ajodo Endurance Uneojo 

      14 months ago from Lokoja, Nigeria.

      This is cool, Rajan. Although most of the ingredients are new or appear rather foreign, I love their overall products.

      Do we say a syrup looks delicious? Lol. Well, to avoid controversies, let me just say it looks nice.

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      Peggy Woods 

      14 months ago from Houston, Texas

      It was interesting to read about how to make rose syrup. You certainly got a deep red color using beet juice as an ingredient. I like my water plain or occasionally with a squeeze of lemon or lime for flavoring.

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      Bill Holland 

      14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I have never tasted anything with rose in it. Now you have me curious!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      14 months ago from Sunny Florida

      This is a unique recipe, which is new to me. It looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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