Eggless Rose Petal Jam & Cardamom Muffins


We had a fabulous BM meet in February when around a dozen of us met in Delhi and had an absolute blast. I met some of my fellow marathoners for the first time and we got along like a house on fire. During that trip, we visited a spice market and picked up some spices and condiments, one of which was dried rose petals. Now, when I have something on hand, I am always eager to finish it up because I am perennially worried about forgetting about stuff and remembering only when it is too late. Most of my nightmares are about discovering a long lost ingredient after it’s expiry. 

So I was looking for recipes using dried rose petals and I landed on this rose petal jam / gulkand muffin recipe. It was so simple that I wanted to make it immediately. It had oats flour, cardamom an pistachios which convinced me of its flavour and aroma. But the recipe had egg and I was out of eggs. So I replaced that with some curds and the result was a soft, aromatic and delicious muffin. The daughter and husband gobbled up quite a few which is the intended goal anyway. 


Makes 12 medium sized muffins

Recipe adapted from here


All purpose flour             1/2 cup

Quick cooking oats          1/2 cup

Sugar                                  5-6 tbsp

Cardamom powder         1 tsp

Baking powder                1/2 tsp

Baking soda                      1/4 tsp heaped

Salt                                      1/4 tsp

Milk                                     1/2 cup

Canola oil                            2 tbsp

Curds                                   1/4 cup

Pistachios, chopped          3-4 tbsp

Rose petal jam / Gulkand 3 tbsp

Dried rose petals (optional)  to sprinkle               


  • Preheat the oven to 175C
  • Line a muffin tray with muffin cup liners
  • Powder the oats finely in a blender 
  • Mix all the dry ingredients, all purpose flour, oats flour, sugar, cardamom powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt in a bowl
  • Mix the milk, curds and oil in another bowl
  • Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients to form a batter
  • Add the chopped pistachios and rose petal jam and mix to combine
  • Pour into muffin cups up to 3/4 full
  • Sprinkle few dried rose petals on top
  • Bake for 20 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  • Allow it to cool for 15 minutes
  • Enjoy!


This is my post for the Blogging Marathon under the theme, Picnic dishes’.


Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#76


15 Comments Add yours

  1. Anlet Prince says:

    Muffins with rose petals just cant wait to try them and taste them immediately…

  2. Varada says:

    The name sounds so exotic! The pictures look great. Would be a great addition to any picnic.

  3. Such a pretty looking muffin and with some exotic flavors too…

  4. gayathriraani says:

    The muffins look so beautiful. The rose petals has made the muffins gorgeous and they look so flavourful and delicious. Even I am using it up in fusion desserts.

  5. Exotic looking muffins. I wish I had asked someone to buy me some petals will love to try rosepetals. BTW you better start preparing for the next meet.

  6. Padmajha PJ says:

    Ah,those rose petals!!! I still have some!! Need to make these muffins,they sound so delicious.And Sowmya,many a times I have forgotten where I ‘hid’ those expensive/ rare ingredients and regretted finding them way past the expiry / after they have been completely spoilt 🙁

  7. Priya Suresh says:

    Omg, such a flavorful muffins, cant smell the aroma of this muffins rite from my lappy screen. Awesome bakes.

  8. sushma says:

    Wow such a nice flavor to the muffins.

  9. Sandhiya says:

    Muffins looks so delicious and the combination of rose petal jam with cardamom flavor is quite unique.

  10. Rajani says:

    Rose! The muffins look lovely with the pink color peeping out in between. But more importantly no more expired rose petal nightmares for you!

  11. Such pretty pictures of a gorgeous recipe!! Amazing recipe with rose petals for sure!!

  12. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Ah tell me about getting stuff and forgetting to make something on time..I have done this so many times, it worries me…those muffins look so divine and I will have to make use of my rosepetals soon!

  13. Pavani says:

    Wow, what a flavorful cupcakes those are Sowmya. Love the addition of rose petals and oats in the recipe. Bookmarked!!

  14. cookingwithsapana says:

    Rose petals, jam and cardamom , wow , all the exotic ingredients in one muffins. Good one.

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