Rose Dry Fruit Chikki / Dry Fruit Brittles

Irresistible, Aromatic Rose Dry Fruit Chikki or Dry Fruit Brittle are easy and perfect desserts for winters.

Rose Dry Fruit Chikki / Dry Fruit Brittles

My city, Mumbai doesn’t really experience winters like North India does but nevertheless, it doesn’t hold me back from making winter delicacies. So, the recipe I share here today, the Rose Dry Fruit Chikki or the Dry Fruit Brittles are perhaps one of the easiest desserts you can make with ingredients available in your pantry.

Dry Fruit Chikki Recipe

If you stock dry fruits at home to munch during the day, like we do, making this recipe is just a 30 minute task. However, I do not guarantee the brittles or chikkis to last for even 30 seconds. They are darn delicious, have the perfect texture, bite, filled with dry fruits and aromatic edible rose petals.

The Rose Dry Fruit chikki takes about 30 mins to cook. Also, let me tell you here, they taste just like the store bought ones. If you love the combination of rose petals and dry fruits and are also looking for a sugar free dessert option, then I urge you to try the No Sugar Dates, Rose and Pistachio Ladoos. They are soft, sweet, full of nuts with a hint of rose water and edible rose petals.

Easy Dry Fruit Chikki Recipe for Fasting

Making chikkis for the very first time can be a bit daunting, atleast I thought so a few years ago. To acquire the perfect consistency, the timing etc so that you enjoy crunchy chikkis instead of the sticky chewy ones that ends up in you making a dentist appointment.

With easy step by step pictures below on how to make the perfect Rose Dry Fruit chikki, this recipe would be a breeze to make at home.

I have used Raw Sugar here to make the Rose Dry Fruit Chikkis instead of Refined Sugar. I usually make Jaggery based chikkis at home but thought of making this for a change, especially for husband who adores it. We celebrate 8 years of meeting each other tomorrow i.e. Christmas Day so I thought the addition of Rose would be quite romantic.

Rose Dry Fruit Chikkis are a perfect gift idea too to your near and dear ones this festive season. It can be stored at room temperature in air tight boxes for atleast a week or more. Great for kids tiffin box as a treat or to carry during long distance travel for family (except Diabetics) this would be definitely loved by all.

Recipe with Rose Petals

Taking this recipe to the #176FoodieMondayBlogHop where the theme this week is Fruits and Flowers suggested by Priya Iyer. Check out her space.

I hope you love the recipe and make a big batch, share with your loved ones, just like I did. Let us check out the detailed recipe below, shall we?

Recipe for Rose Dry Fruit Chikki / Dry Fruit Brittles

Prep Time 20 mins

Cook Time 10 mins + 10 mins of cooling

1 cup is 250 ml measurement


  1. 1 cup Raw Sugar
  2. 1/2 cup Chopped Almonds (Badam)
  3. 1/2 cup chopped Cashews (Kaju)
  4. 1/4 cup chopped pistachios (pista)
  5. 1/4 cup edible rose petals + 1 tblsp extra
  6. Few drops of ghee or oil


  1. Roughly chop Dry fruits and keep aside.

Grease kitchen counter with few drops of ghee or oil.

Heat a non stick pan and add sugar.

Reduce the heat and allow the sugar to slowly melt. It takes about 3-5 minutes on low heat.

Keep stirring the mixture until the sugar dissolves completely. Do not leave it unattended else it will burn and you will have to start again.

Take it off heat and add the dry fruits and rose petals. Now place the pan over the flame and mix it well.

Pour this mixture immediately over the greased kitchen counter and spread it evenly with a pallete knife.

You have to work very fast during the above process so that the sugar doesn’t set and you get the desired thickness of the chikki or brittle.

Sprinkle the rose petals on top, press it with pallette knife and / or a rolling pin too (as shown in pic below) and cut the warm mixture into squares.

Now allow the mixture to cool completely and the chikki will come off easily with a knife.

Store in an air tight container for a week or more.

If you try this recipe at home, please give me a shout out / Tag Me on any of my social media handles.

Vidya Narayan

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Vidya Narayan

Hi Everyone, I am Vidya Narayan & Welcome to my blog MasalaChilli. Born in a Traditional Palakkad Iyer (South Indian) Family with strong value systems to an exceptionally strong and independent Single Mom, spent most of my childhood studying well (as most Iyer girls do).

This Post Has 28 Comments

    1. Thanks so much

    1. Thank you Deepti. I have only used Rose Petals and not rose water in the recipe.

  1. I love chikki. And your looks so delicious and aromatic. I wish I could grab from the picture. Lovely share .

    1. Thank you, they are perfect desserts for winter Sujataji.

  2. Phele congratulations on your meeting anniversary! That is so very romantic and so sweet that you remember it.
    I raw sugar same as brown sugar? I googled but still not sure. Anyway I love the chikki and want to make it too. Wish we could see nature’s basket the other day we could have brought some thing.

    1. Thank you for reading thru and your wishes my dear. The raw cane sugar used here is similar to brown sugar but the percentage of molasses is what makes it slightly different. My personal observation is I found brown sugar a tad sweeter than the raw sugar used so I have been using this instead of the refined white sugar these days for everyday cooking and baking too. The Natures Basket visit would have been excellent and I hope the next time we get to do that for sure. I am glad that the year 2018 ended with us meeting finally! Such fond memories Archana and I have gained a friend for life!

  3. Can imagine how flavorful this dry fruit Chikki with caramelized sugar must have tasted Vidya ! The addition of rose petals is like cherry on the cake. Wonderful share !

    1. I sent them to husband’s office as it is very addictive and dangerous to store at home. ha ha .. thanks dear.

  4. I am having a big box of rose petals and I was wondering what I would cook with that. This looks so interesting. Shall make this soon

    1. Veena, add the rose petals to your everyday tea. They taste really good. Also I have another recipe with dates and pista ladoos that use the rose petals. If you are interested, please try them. They are sugar free dessert I tried during Diwali for distributing to Senior Citizens etc. Thanks so much

  5. oh ! I so love this and the essence of those dried petals in this chikki is so aromatic πŸ™‚ lovely pick, Vidya! and yes, an apt treat for 8 years of togetherness .. cheers πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks so much Kal.

  6. Another interesting recipe using rose petals with dry fruits Vidya. This chikki would have tasted absolutely delish .Interesting share.

    1. Sweets make life good Preethi and our waists wider. ha ha .. Thank you so much.

  7. So simple and yet so unique! Such a delicious sounding chikki with the dried fruit and the rose petals. And a lovely idea to celebrate 8 years since you two met, with rose petal flavoured chikkis!

    1. Thank you so much. Sent most of the chikkis to husband’s colleagues and everyone loved it.

  8. Dry Fruit Chikki with rose petals is a lovely addition here Vidya πŸ™‚ Love the flavor combination from all these and surely i will enjoy each piece

    1. Try it sometime, you will enjoy it! Thank you

    1. Mine too. Thank you so much

  9. I always keep a batch of chikkis ready during winters for kids anytime munching .Chikkis with rose petals is a nice change with the usual chikki that I make. will try next time.. and congratulations on your meeting Anniversary!! Yes Rose petals do add a romantic touch to such a simple and humble treat!!

    1. Thank you so much Swaty. Chikkis make the best snack.

  10. I personally like a bit of chewiness that raw sugar provides, this rose petals and peanut chikki is just perfect. cant ask for anything better.

    1. Thank you Seema.

  11. I landed here by accident but enjoyed the recipe, visually…

    1. Thank you so much and glad to hear that.

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