How to make Gulkand Baklava - SK Khazana -

Make the famous Turkish sweet at home and savour the delicious result

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Gulkand (गुलकंद), Phyllo pastry sheets

Cuisine : Turkish

Course : Desserts

Gulkand Baklava - SK Khazana

Gulkand Baklava - SK Khazana Recipe Card


Turkish cuisine is largely based on Ottoman cuisine, which in turn borrowed many elements from Greek, Central Asian, Caucasian, Sephardi Jewish cuisine, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines. Turkish cuisine in turn influenced these as well as other cuisines of  neighbouring countries, including those of Central and Western Europe.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Difficult

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Gulkand Baklava - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Gulkand 4 tablespoons

  • Phyllo pastry sheets 7 inch 32

  • Melted butter as required

  • Pistachio powder 4-5 tablespoons

  • Pistachio powder for garnish

  • Sugar 3/4 cup

  • Dried rose petals for garnish


Step 1

Preheat the oven at 180˚C.

Step 2

Place 1 sheet of phyllo pastry on a burfi tray and brush melted butter on top. Place another sheet of phyllo pastry over it and brush melted butter on top. Repeat this process till 15 phyllo pastry sheets are layered.

Step 3

Generously sprinkle powdered pistachios on top, place another sheet of phyllo pastry and brush butter on top. Place one more sheet of phyllo pastry and brush melted butter on top.

Step 4

Apply gulkand and spread it evenly. Over this place 15 sheets of phyllo pastry brushing with melted butter between each sheet.

Step 5

Cut into diamonds and brush some ghee on top. Place the burfi tray in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Step 6

Meanwhile to make sugar syrup, take sugar and ¾ cup water in a non-stick pan and cook till sugar melts and the syrup reaches one string consistency.

Step 7

Bring the tray out of the oven, drizzle the sugar syrup on top and sprinkle powdered pistachios and rose petals. Set aside to cool down.

Step 8

Remove the pieces from the tray and serve.

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