Sunday, April 21, 2013

Nannari, Badam Pisin Sarbath/Sarasparilla Drink with Almond Gum

One of the summer drink we never failed to enjoy during summer is this famous nannari sarbath. Actually we can prepare sarasaparilla syrup at home with dried roots. But somehow this syrup is quite available at stores and we usually get it from Indian stores. Coming to my version of sarbath, i prepared it more interesting by adding some badam pisin aka almond gum.Badam pisin is a cooling agent, quite available in herbal medicines shops and its quite different from the goond used in North.Usually this cooling agent is used in famous drink called Jigardhanda,prepared with rose syrup.


Sarsaparilla root cools body and thats why they are widely used in summer.It also works as an excellent blood purifier. Sarsaparilla drink naturally cools the body,it is also believed to help skin problems, chronic rheumatism, urinary infection and stomach heat problems. Sarsaparilla drink is an excellent tonic that would refresh the body during extreme heat. Dont forget to prepare this drink during summer and beat the heat with it.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#27.


1/4cup Nannari syrup/Sarasaparilla syrup
2tbsp Sabja seeds (soaked in water)
1no Lemon
Few soaked badam pisin/almond gum
Ice cubes

Take the syrup,soaked sabja seeds, soaked badam pisin in a vessel..

Add enough chilled water, squeeze out the juice from the lemon.



Add the icecubes,mix well and serve.

No need to add any sugar, since the syrup will have enough sugar.

How to soak almond gum:
Soak few pieces of almond gum in water overnite and let them sit in room temperature.

The next day,you can see the soaked almond gum turned as transparent jelly like texture. Drain the soaked water, remove the impurities and wash again.

Use it in juices as per need. 

50 comments:

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

I've never had sarasparilla before eventhough I see it in market - we even get the fresh root. will have to try it

Meena Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard of almond gum Priya,but I love nannari sarbath

Namita Tiwari said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely recipe with natural summer coolers. Sarbath looks so tempting.Never used almond gum, but will definitely try it out. You have explained the process so well Priya!

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

Superb and new twist to this drink aks :) loving your version never knew they cure skin problems, lovely tip

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

that looks so refreshing... yumm...

Sona - QP / PQ said... Reply To This Comment

this is really new to me, Priya.

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

an all time fav n refreshin g sumer spcl..love it..

Sunanda said... Reply To This Comment

It looks completely new to me..Gr8 combination of health and taste...

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Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Very very refreshing and lovely, I have had this in India. Do you get nannari sarbath in paris.
Thanks for sharing.

Nilu A said... Reply To This Comment

New to me Priya.. Thanks for sharing :-)

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

ka im so shamelessly going to grab a glass...cooling

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

dont think i have any of the ingredients available to me easily, this looks so inviting

Sowmya Madhavan said... Reply To This Comment

interesting one!!

curly purplepig said... Reply To This Comment

wow it looks so refreshing!

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said... Reply To This Comment

excellent coolant for this hot summer sis...........

spicyrecipes said... Reply To This Comment

I love nannari sarbath.. looks so refreshing

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

healthy drink Priya. loved it so much

Madhavi K said... Reply To This Comment

love it priya! Definitely a refreshing summer cooler!

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

refreshing drink,wonderful ingredients.

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

Wow. What combination love it...

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

I have never heard of this root. So I googled must try and find it . Looks yum.

Sebeena Loyd said... Reply To This Comment

love nannari sharbat. almond gum is new to me. refreshing one.

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

My favorite sarbath.looks very refreshing..

Corporate to Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

very nice sarbath. ,y mom used to add this ingredient.

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds exotic, never had it though.

Chetana Suvarna Ganatra said... Reply To This Comment

I have never ever heard of almond gum, although have seen sarasparilla syrup in the supermarkets. Will try soon.

Laxmi said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. my fav.. unga recipes ellam patheley romba motivating a irukku.. :)

Pallavi Purani said... Reply To This Comment

This is mind boggling information. I have tasted it sometime I am sure. But to actually see hot it is made it is knowledge worthy. :)

Gauri said... Reply To This Comment

Very very interesting combination, what is sarasparilla??

KK said... Reply To This Comment

Refreshing Sarsaparilla drink. But almond gum is new to me. Never heard before.

Dhanish Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Refreshing Summer Drink. Never heard about almond gum before. Beautiful clicks.

Suchi Sm said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely refreshing and healthy drink.....

PT said... Reply To This Comment

cool ahna oru presentation sis :) superb

divya said... Reply To This Comment

awesome...just love this recipe

Vikis Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Now I want to buy this nannari sarbath syrup and Almond gum:) Looks very delicious Priya!

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

First hearing abt Almond gum ! Wow !

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

so refreshing...i have never seen or used almond gum before.. very interesting... can i do this without the gum also?
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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! very beautiful presentation! I have never heard of almond gum..

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

I am learning a lot of new recipes and ingredients through blogging Priya, like this almond gum. THe drink looks very good and cooling..

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

I miss nannari here, we don't get it i would love to drink this juice.

Nisha said... Reply To This Comment

Loved this post , very informative ,bookmarked it.

Saraswathi Tharagaram said... Reply To This Comment

Almost missed this drinks.. My favorite summer drink..

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, you have used all the ingredients that I have never used before..so nice..love that glass!

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

I've never seen or used any of the ingredients -- they sound so exotic. Drink looks awesome, will make a note and look for the ingredients in Indian store.

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Very refreshing drink,miss it here..perfect for hot summer..

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

Good one for summer,

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting. This almond gum is very new to me

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

I guess there are no takers for nannari syrup here in USA and never saw it here.
It is quite interesting seeing the things that went into this sharbath.

nee Anna said... Reply To This Comment

Hi does anyone know where I can buy badam Oisin in Chicago....most of the indian grocers I enquiries do not not have it in their store... Can I buy it in any other Asian grocers??? If so what is it called in english?

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

@nee AnnaIn english its called almond gum, i dunno know about Chicago, i carried them from India, its easily available in cost price shops there, better to get them from India, thanks.

I dont think Asian groceries will have this, in case if you want to replace this almond gum, you can make agar agar jellies and add them in this drink..Hope this helps.