Jigarthanda Recipe | Madurai Special Jil Jil Jigarthanda

Jigarthanda Recipe | Madurai Special Jil Jil Jigarthanda
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Jigarthanda Recipe | Madurai Special Jil Jil Jigarthanda recipe with step by step pictures and instructions. Jigarthanda is one of the famous cold beverage in South Indian City Madurai, Tamilnadu. Jigar means heart and thanda means cold. It is made with milk, almond gum, nannari syrup and special Ice Cream prepared using caramel and sweetened khoya. 

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It is so famous in Murugan Idli shop outlets all over Tamilnadu. I have tasted the authentic one in Madurai and you need to wait in long queue to enjoy as there will be huge crowd. Don’t miss this when you visit Madurai next time. Making Jigarthanda from scratch takes lot of time and planning. It is totally worth the effort. When you have everything ready it is breeze to assemble and enjoy. 

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First I prepared the Nannari syrup from scratch using the roots of sarsaparilla. It is perfect coolant for the body.  Then prepared the special Bhai Ice Cream using milk, caramel, palgova and cream. Then we need to reduce the milk and soak the almond gum/badam pisin overnight and keep it ready. Badam pisin is also natural coolant and used in sharbath and other recipes. 

Don’t prepare everything same day as it may be hectic. Prepare ahead and keep in fridge. It took me 2-3 days to prepare everything from scratch. I made this during Summer and we enjoyed a lot. It got vanished so quickly. I am not so happy with the pictures so kept postponing in posting the recipe. Don’t judge by the pictures, try it and I am sure you will never regret and keep making again.

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Do try and let me know your feedback. You can also try the below recipes

Basundi

Dalgona Coffee

Mango Mastani

Chocolate Banana Milkshake

Mango kulfi

Mango Mousse

Apple Milkshake

Musk Melon Juice

Mango Milkshake

Serves 5-6

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Jigarthanda Recipe | Madurai Special Jil Jil Jigarthanda

Jigarthanda is one of the famous cold beverage in South Indian City Madurai, Tamilnadu. Jigar means heart and thanda means cold.

14 hrPrep Time

14 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Prepare nannari syrup, Bhai Ice Cream and keep it ready.
  2. Soak Badam Pisin with enough water overnight.
  3. It will bloom and increase in volume. Use big vessel to soak so it doesn't overflow.
  4. Take milk in a pan.
  5. Allow it to boil and add sugar to it.
  6. Keep stirring continuously till it reduces to half of its volume.
  7. Allow it to cool down and chill in fridge overnight.
  8. Assemble all ingredients
  9. Take tall glass and add 2 tbsp of soaked badam pisin.
  10. Then add 1 tbsp of nannari syrup to it.
  11. Then add the reduced milk to 3/4th of the glass.
  12. Finally top it with 1-2 scoops of bhai ice cream.
  13. Delicious Jil Jil Jigarthanda is ready.

Notes

Soak badam pisin, keep in fridge and use it as required. It keeps well for one month.

I used only reduced milk to make it rich. Usually they mix it with normal milk while preparing jigarthanda.

You can use store bought nannari syrup which will give nice orange color.

You can use store bought ice cream instead of bhai ice cream. But still I recommend to try bhai ice cream if you prefer the authentic taste of jigarthanda. It is completely different taste.

Prepare the reduced milk previous day and refrigerate so it is very chill while assembling.

You can use badam pisin, nannari syrup and ice cream according to your preference while assembling.

Nannari syrup and badam pisin as key ingredients so don't replace them.

Nutrition

Calories

204 cal

Fat

7 g

Carbs

30 g

Protein

6 g
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How to make Jigarthanda with step by step pictures

Prepare nannari syrup, Bhai Ice Cream and keep it ready.

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Soak Badam Pisin with enough water overnight.

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It will bloom and increase in volume. Use big vessel to soak so it doesn’t overflow.

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Take milk in a pan.

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Allow it to boil and add sugar to it.

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Keep stirring continuously till it reduces to half of its volume.

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Allow it to cool down and chill in fridge overnight. Assemble all ingredients

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Take tall glass and add 2 tbsp of soaked badam pisin.

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Then add 1 tbsp of nannari syrup to it.

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Then add the reduced milk to 3/4th of the glass.

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Finally top it with 1-2 scoops of bhai ice cream. Drizzle little nannari syrup on the top

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Delicious Jil Jil Jigarthanda is ready.

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18 thoughts on “Jigarthanda Recipe | Madurai Special Jil Jil Jigarthanda”

  • Wow, you have nailed the recipe! I have had the pleasure of having jigarthanda in Madurai, and loved it. You have put in so much effort to recreate the various aspects of the drink. Kudos! I'm not sure if I'll get badam pisin here, otherwise would love to try this out.
  • All the ingredients except for milk and sugar are new to me. However, I have heard of this drink but never actually knew how its prepared. Such a detailed post Narmadha. The drink looks very cooling.
  • What an inviting and delicious looking Jigarthanda. It is so refreshing on a hot summer day. Wish I can get my hands on nannari syrup to make this yummy drink.
  • Jigarthanda is such a renowned drink and I have heard a lot about it but never tasted or tried ever. Nannari syrup is also I have never heard about. This drink truly lived up to its name and is a perfect for hot summer days.
  • This sounds and looks delicious. Can I make this with vegan milk and icecream? If I can I am definitely going to try this. Thank you!
  • I have enjoyed this sharbat in Pondi I think, it tastes amazingly delicious. It must be a lot of work hence my friends discouraged me from buying the ingredients. But will definitely try it next time. The pictures look quite good.
  • I always heard about the Jigarthanda from Madurai and how amazing it tastes, but I never got a chance to taste. Yours looks so good and cool. I would love to try this recipe. But I have to find a few ingredients first. When I try this recipe, will tag you for sure. Thanks for the recipe.
  • Very interesting and unique recipe. Thanks for sharing this specialty of Madurai, it sounds delicious. I also want to make it at home but not sure if I will be able to find these unique ingredients easily, will search online. Can't wait to try.
  • I heard about madurai special jil jil jigarthanda so many time but never got an opportunity to try this out...your recipe is tempting me to try this out soon.. looks so refreshing..
  • I love Jigarthanda...such an awesome drink perfect for hot summer days. Such a detailed post that anyone can make it easily. I never fail to have it during every India visit ...especially in Chennai!! But, I actually never bothered to make it here at home because of the difficulty in procuring few ingredients....But, have to make it sometime for sure!!
  • I have never heard of this drink but it sounds so so tempting. What is almond gum? I will try it If I get my hands on this gum.
  • I have heard so much about this Madurai favorite Jigarthanda. I have not tasted it yet, but I am absolutely looking forward to an opportunity to try this drink when I come to India next time. I need to see if I can get my hands on the ingredients in the meanwhile to try it at home. Looks so refreshing.
  • Ahaaa such a need of hour for me during these days, so much humidity and a glass of this is a pure refreshing kinda. It is been a long time I had Jigarthanda, I am making some soon surely after seeing this post :)

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