Osechi Decorative Carrot Plum Flowers

Osechi Decorative Carrot Plum Flowers

These are decorative carrot slices that have been cut and shaped with a mold. They're perfect for jazzing up simmered osechi dishes.


1 (medium)


1. Peel the carrot and cut it into 1 cm thick round slices. Use a plum flower-shaped cutter to cut out a flower shape.
2. Cut some shallow incisions from the center of the flower to the edges of the gaps in the petals, as in the photo (to delineate each petal).
3. On one side of each incision, make a diagonal cut and remove a narrow triangle of carrot to get more definition between each petal.
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Story Behind this Recipe

I was taught this recipe by my mother.