Home Made Nannari Syrup with step by step photos and detailed explanation :
Nannari or Indian Sarasaparilla is a species of plant and the root of this plant is use to make the Healthy beverages and it is a traditional medicine. The Nannari Juices are made out from the root of the plant. This healthy Nannari syrup is all time Summer project when i was kid. Once the summer starts, My father plans for the healthy syrup, squash, and butter milk , apart from our usual vadam vathal . This is one of the healthy juice that we often taken during summer , My father never ever allows us to take the other artificial soft drinks.
We do not even have fridge those times, so we simply add the cold water from the pot and we do not have glass too , so we enjoy this in our very own tumbler. Now i realized how healthy it is. Those were days were we are very systematic to our food. everything is healthy and never ever concern about the health too.Days are gone now a days, I have quite taking artificial drinks, its been almost close to two years. when summer comes My first option is Butter milk ! second home made syrup or fruits squash. So when summer started this year when i posted water melon sabja seeds juice i made and promised myself i will be posting the nannari syrup ! Its is one of the easy project that you can make it for this summer and give your family a healthy drink !
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Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 30 minutes
idle time – over night 8 to 9 hours
yield – 3/ 4 litre (more or less)
Category – summer project 2
To make the Syrup
Nannari Root – 100 gms
water – 1 litre
sugar – 3/4 kg to 1 kg
Lemon – 4 big size
To make the Juice
Nannari syrup – 2 to 3 tbsp
water – as needed to fill the glass
Ice cubes – as required
ginger – 1/2 tsp shredded (optional)
Try to break the nannari root using the heavy rod, if it does not break then grind it in the mixie, make sure you are not powdering the root, I tried using the heavy rod but couldnot break so i have used the mixie. just pulsed the root for 10 seconds in two intervals.
Take a wide pan and add the 1 litre water and allow it to boil completely you should see the vigorously boiling water, off the flame add the broken roots and close the pan with lid . leave it over night, do not ever open !
Next day morning strain the water through muslin cloth or any transparent white cloth. This way we are discarding the segment . Now add the 3/4 kg of sugar to that water, and keep it in the gas and allow it to boil, first the sugar dissolves then it starts boiling, till you get the sticky , once you feel sticky off the flame
Now add the extracted juice from the lemon and allow it to cool completely and stored in the clean dry glass jar !
Whenever you need juice you need the fill the 1/4 cup of nannari syrup in the glass or 2 to 3 tbsp of syrup .rest fill it with water and add the ice cubes. give a mix.
- Do not add the root while the water is boiling . Add it once the flame is off .
- Few people make the sugar syrup and add , but i have stopped once the sugar water is sticky .
- Do store it in the refrigerator for long use.
- Make sure you have strain the water properly
- Sugar can be adjusted for as per need, I feel 3/4 cup for 100 gms and 1 litre is perfect.
- Thickness of syrup should be like honey stage, do not over boil it. Once its get thicken and off the flame and check after cool down.
- Do use filter for straining instead use the white thin cloth.