Sep 12, 2013

Jigarthanda

Jigarthanda is one of  the most popular drink in Madurai, Tamilnadu. It is generally prepared by road side small shops in Madurai. Not only in Madurai it is much popular in Chennai too. The recipe all most sounds like North Indian Falooda with little changes. Jigarthanda is popular because of it's cooling properties. Almond gum is one of the ingredient in this recipe which has it's original cooling properties. But now a days people replace almond gum with Agar agar, this also had it's cooling properties but the traditional recipe contain  almond gum. You can get almond gum in any Ayurveda shops. In some recipes they add cooked sago in the place of almond gum (If I am not wrong).
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This one is my all time favorite drink when ever I pass from that Murugan Idli shop I make sure to have a glass of this delicious drink.
This is my recipe for J under street food theme  J for  Jigarthanda...                                           
INGREDIENTS:--
Milk  ----  200 ml
China grass (agar agar)  --- 50 gms
Water  ---   250 ml
Nannari syrup or rose syrup  ----   1 tab sp
Condensed milk  -----    1/2 tin
Ice cream  ---- 1 scoop for one glass
METHOD:--
1. Boil milk till it turns little pink, remove from heat and let them cool
2. Add condensed milk and mix well and keep it in the fridge to chil
3. Add some water to Agar agar leave it a side for 20 minutes, then boil 200 ml water and boil agar agar till it dissolve well remove from heat and pour it in aplate to set.
4. After 10 minutes cut agar agar in to small pieces and keep it ready.
5. Add nannari syrup and agar agar pieces to milk mix well.
6. Pour this milk mixture in tall glass and top with a scoop of ice cream and serve chill
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16 comments:

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a super refreshing drink, my favourite, just you are pulling me to make some soon.

Chef Mireille said...

looks so delicious to have on a hot summer day

Padmajha PJ said...

In spite of being to Madurai where this is very famous, I have never tasted it! must try to make this at home .Looks yum Padma :)

Manjula Bharath said...

very very refreshing jigarthanda looks so yummy and delicious :)tempting me dear !!

Pavani N said...

Looks delicious.

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

woww!! thats a very intersting drink..nice ecolour blend too...

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Gayathri Kumar said...

We never miss to have this when we visit Meenakshi Amman temple. Your version with agar agar also looks nice...

Sapana Behl said...

Refreshing drink , looks inviting..

Srivalli said...

You know I am yet to taste this as somehow I never wanted to try Falooda or this as well..though I have heard so many reviews abt the ones you get in Madurai..nice picture Padma and will pass on the recipe to my friends..:)

Preeti Garg said...

Look so delicious and divine to.

Sreevalli E said...

I heard about it many times from my friends but never tasted one.. Drink looks so delectable & refreshing..

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

have heard so much about this, but never tasted this!! looks awesome!!

Sowmya

Rajani S said...

Perfect to have on a hot sunny day!

Sandhya Karandikar said...

Love the name of this drink. Makes you feel cool by just saying it. Never heard of Almond gum though.

veena krishnakumar said...

I am yet to make this. Looks so refreshing!!

Archana Potdar said...

looks delicious. Have heard about this delicious drink with almond gum. Hope I can taste it soon.