Carrot Roses

Carrot Roses are made of small orange carrots. This dessert is entirely my innovation. I was looking at making something else with carrots, milk, and sugar other than carrot halwa/barfi. So I came up with this recipe. The carrot slices are cooked in sugar syrup and rolled with milk solids and sugar to look like a rose. They are super delicious and a treat to the eye. They can also make a healthy option to replace sugar flowers to decorate a cake.


  • Carrot – 3-4 numbers
  • Sugar – 1 cup + ½ cup
  • Khoya –  1 cup (see mise en place section to prepare at home)
  • Cardamom powder

            Serve – 12 pieces



Step 1 – Cooking Carrot Stripes

  • Wash and peel the carrots and remove the top stem portions
  • Cut the carrot into two from the middle lengthwise
  • Using a peeler, make long thin slices of the carrot along the length
  • Put 1 cup sugar in the pan and add ½ cup water to it
  • Boil till sugar dissolve
  • Add cardamom powder to the sugar syrup (optional)
  • Now put the carrot stripes in this sugar mixture and keep cooking till the carrot stripes are tender; it may take 15 – 20 mins
  • Once the carrots stripes are cooked, take out the stripes one by one and put them on a wire rack to drain the excess sugar syrup

Step 2 – Preparing the sugar and khoya mixture

  • In another pan, take 1 cup khoya and ¼ cup sugar
  • Cook till sugar dissolve and the khoya sugar mixture is of pouring consistency

Step 3 – Making the roses

  • In a tray, spread out the carrot stripes
  • Now with the help of a small spoon or piping bag, spread a thin layer of the khoya sugar mixture on each stripe
  • Now pick up the stripes carefully and roll them up in the shape of a rose

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