March 6, 2008

Nannari Syrup Prepration

Earlier, I had posted Nannari Sarbath and had promised to post the syrup prepration. This is the first time I am preparing it. Never thought it was so simple and easy too. After tasting sarbath with my syrup, S rate it as Pro. So what more can I say. Here is the ingredient list and method.


Nannari root - 50 gms
Sugar - 1/2 Kg
Water - 1 litre
Jaggery(powdered) - 2 tblspn
milk - 1 tspn
Nannari root resembles very much like the mahagony root, which is used for pickling.
Wash and clean the roots well. Slightly crush the roots using a stone mortar and pestle. The roots are very hard, so slight crushing is enough. Crushing is for better penetration of the nannari essence to the water.
Boil half the quantity of water. When it starts boiling, add the crushed roots to it and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from fire. Keep it aside.

Take another vessel with the remaining water. Add sugar to it.
When the sugar is fully dissolved and it starts boiling, add a teaspoon of milk to remove the scum if any.

Strain the water boiled with the root and add to the syrup.

Add jaggery and boil the syrup to one string consistency. Jaggery is added to get that golden hue to the syrup and it also adds to the thickness of the syrup.
Cool and bottle it.

Enjoy homemade sarbath during the summer.


  1. my amma used to boil water with nannari daily and i love the taste. don't find it in the US, though.

  2. nannari syrup...still i can remember the taste...glad u made this in home...giid job dear!!!!!

  3. sounds interesting. Lovely and refreshing.

  4. The smell of nannari is very peculiar. Thanks 2 share the recipe

  5. I use to love nannari when I was in india ,nice one

  6. Many thanks for posting. I love nannari sharbat. And was not aware of nannari root :( , but will buy them when I go back to India. I do not remember seeing them anywhere Singapore.

  7. Thank you all for your comments.

    bee, the flavor of nannari is very refreshing.

    dhivya, if u have tasted once, you will be hooked.

    uma, try for urself if u can get the roots.

    cham, smell of nannari - thats its speciality.

    sagari, me too.

    sagari, have heard some shops make sarbath using nannari essence. But with roots, you get a natural drink.

  8. Nannari reminded me of my Dad's native town, that's where I first had this nannari syrup mixed in Milk..its a popular drink there. Kudos to you for making it at home!! :)

  9. namratha, thanks. Nannari with milk is a new info to me. Shall try that combo too.

  10. Its delicious! My mom made it. Brought roots from india.

  11. We miss this summer favourite: Nannari soda!

  12. I was surprised to see Nannari root in US.I got it from cocunuthill store in Newark,CA,US.

    We r enjoying this summer with Nannari sarbath.


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