Friday, May 27, 2011

Nannari Syrup and Sarbath

Nannari is a Summer Special herb from Nature. It Cools down the body heat. There are Plenty of Good things about this herb. It Reduces Pitta dosha from Your body. To Sum up, its best to have during Summer, as it avoids de-hydration. Nannari Syrup is available at all stores, i remember seeing it on Nilgris I could have bought one bottle, but the challenge for the food blogger is to try it out, isnt it. Hubby got some Nannari root from Naatu Marunthu Kadai. Googling helped me to land on Jayasree's Recipe. i also referred few other recipe and tried it out.


Recipe for Nannari Syrup:


Nannari Root - 50 gms
Water - 2 cups + 1 cup
Jaggery / Vellam - 150 gms


Take a Stone Mortar and Pestle. Crush the roots with Pestle twice or thrice, the root will loosen up and you have to remove the inner part (white part) of the root.

Nannari Root

After Removing, Take the roots in your mixie jar and grind them just for a second. its just to break the roots into small pieces.

Boil 2 cups of Water in a vessel, remove from flame and instantly add the grinded roots and close the vessel with its lid. Leave the Vessel un disturbed for 5 - 6 hours. dont open in between, as you may release the steam. Let the Roots infuse Water

After 6 hours, Strain the roots away. strain with a muslin cloth. Keep the water aside.

Add 1 cup of water to a Pan, Add Jaggery and melt the jaggery and filter it. now heat the filtered jaggery water. slowly add the root infused water to the jagger water and let it boil.

Boil for about 10 minutes in slow flame till they reach single string consistency. remove from flame and let the Nannari Syrup Cool Down.

Store the Nannari Syrup in a Sterlised Bottle and you can keep it in fridge and use it.

Nannari Syrup

How to Use Nannari Syrup:

* You can make Nannari Sarbath
* You can mix the Syrup with Tender Coconut Water
* You can mix with Milk
* You can prepare Jigarthanda

Recipe for Nannari Sarbath

Nannari Sarbath


Lemon - 1
Nannari Syrup - 3 tbsp's
Chilled Water - 1 Cup


Extract Juice from the Lemon and mix with Water and add Nannari Syrup to and Mix well. Serve chilled. its better to take this sarbath in empty stomach.


* The Roots can be put in Clay Pot of Drinking Water.
* With this Root, kuzhambu can also be prepared.
* Nannari leaves can be used for making thuvaiyal.

Soure about Nannari - My Domestic Helper. I Tell you what, She is  Wikipedia for me and also the best Naturopathy doctor. to be noted, she never stepped school.


  1. My fav sarbath, nothing will beat this refreshing juice, love to finish that glass..

  2. Such a wonderful post ....very informative ...and just today I was thinking about you :) that sarbath

  3. Looks refreshing.. perfect for the summer..

    Sunanda's Kitchen

  4. Nice post Lavi,root picture luks too gud...Thanks for the recipe...

  5. Very refreshing nannari syrup. Never knew abt nannari root and the preparation of the syrup. Thanks for sharing, bookmarked.

  6. Sounds new...nice to know about this.....drink looks refreshingly yum....

  7. The most preffered cooler in Kerala...I miss that now in Pune.

  8. Wow,you are a true food blogger Lavi,you know what? This time bought two bottles of nannari sarbath from salem and brought it here ...hehe onnu already gaali :) Nice clicks lavi

  9. Super clicks and making nanari sarbath at home is a lovely tempted to try as well

  10. My fav too. The store bought ones have sugar I guess but I agree jaggery is good compared to sugar.

  11. aah veetla kooda panalam?wow recipe lavi :)

  12. Looks very refreshing, one of my fav!

  13. Interesting I have never heard of this root.Do share this cooler with coolers and mocktails event

  14. Refreshing drink.....sounds good!!

  15. Very refreshing post!!!

  16. never know that we can make nannari syrup at home. i just bought one bought yesterday.wonderful clicks

    1. Can you please tell me how to mix
      I bought one bottle but do not know how it work please tell me how to mix

  17. I love this mom used 2 make it..:)

  18. its a healthy and refreshing it in the right time...

  19. These look so delicious!! I am your new follower! I will definitely be trying some of your recipes.. :) Also if you want to check out my blog it is I am new to this, but I am excited to share recipes, crafts, and make-up. If you would want to follow also that would be wonderful!! And Look out for my mineral makeup giveaways!!

  20. Looks really refreshing for hot summers.
    thanks for sharing it in a informative way.

  21. So refreshing and healthy syrup.Nice explanation.

  22. nannari rocksss. In kerala Kollam district... there is some other ayurvedic plant seeds also adding in to this surbath.. and it sounds good.

  23. nice one but in shops in kerala there are harmful chemicals been added to sarbath to make it more tasty.


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