Nannari Syrup – How to make Nannari Syrup at home

Nannari Sharbat, one of common refreshing and simple drink during summer seasons. It is available in all local shops, especially during hot summers. Nannari syrup is available in all grocery shops but definitely with a lot of additives to improve the taste and shelf life of the product. Here we were going to learn how to make simple and health Nannari syrup at home.

Nannari Syrup – How to make Nannari Syrup at home

easy method to prepare Nannari syrup at home

Nannari is a herb called “Sarsaparilla, it has a medicinal property which helps to regulate body heat.It keeps the body cool and helps to prevent another aliment like skin rash, heat cramps, fatigue, urinary infection etc. Nannari drink helps to stay hydrated during the heat. This Nannari syrup goes well with lemon juice, sabja seeds, jaljeera, and soda.  It’s not available in all shops, but you can easily get it from Amazon or in country drug shop (nattu marundhu store).

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 Ingredients required

Nannari roots – 50 gms

Organic Brown Sugar – 250gms

Water – 2 ½ cups

Lemon juice – 2 tsp as a preservative

 Preparation time: 7 – 8 hours             Cooking time: 20 -25 minutes           Serving size – 1 ½ cups

how to prepare Nannari syrup at home


  1. Take 50gms of Nannari root clean in a running water to remove debris, and sundry it then wipes it with a clean cloth.
  2. With the help of mortar and pestle break the roots twice so that the root loosens up and breaks into pieces. So it’s easy to remove the white part alone. Discard and separate the brown part in a bowl.
  3. Keep the black woody portion separate, with this we are going to prepare the syrup.
  4. Put the black portion in a blender jar and pulse it in a blender to get it a finely powdered form.
  5. In a sauce add 2 ½ cups of water and bring it to a boiling state.
  6. Add the powdered Nannari root and switch off the flame. Cover the saucepan and allow it to sit for 6 to 7 hours or overnight.
  7. After 7 hours strain the Nannari root water using a double folded muslin cloth and collect this water in a saucepan and then discard the residue.
  8. Place the saucepan containing  Nannari root water in a medium flame and add 250 gms of organic brown sugar and mix well till its dissolve completely.
  9. Bring it to boil for 15 – 20 mins and keep stirring occasionally.  The consistency should be thick, it should be like honey, switch off the flame.
  10. Allow the Nannari syrup to cool at room temperature.
  11. Now add 2 tsp of fresh lemon juice and transfer the Nannari syrup into an airtight glass container.
  12. It is best to refrigerate the  Nannari syrup, it improves shelf life up to 1 to 1.5 months.
  13. To prepare lip-smacking Nannari sarbath, take 3 tbsp of Nannari syrup in a glass and mix with 1 cup of water, squeeze a lemon, add some ice cubes and mint leaves.
  14. And serve chill, this is the best thirst quencher for the hot summer and keeps the body hydrated.

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10 thoughts on “Nannari Syrup – How to make Nannari Syrup at home

  • April 4, 2018 at 5:49 am

    I had never heard of Nannari root. But if it is as refreshing as you say I need to check it out! I love trying new foods and drinks. Thanks for explaining the process so well.

  • April 4, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Wow this looks good! I’ve never heard of this before but I am interested to try!

  • April 4, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    This syrup looks pretty easy to make plus health benefits! Thank you for sharing, I am interested in making it.

  • April 4, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    I’ve never heard of this, but I’m very interested to try it now!

  • April 9, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Never heard of nannari. Good to know. Is it called nannari in English ?

    • April 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      Nannari is called Sarsaparilla in English, easily available online. I have added Amazon link.

  • April 9, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    this is first time i am hearing abt this. is it mulethi ? i will try and search for this around. sounds great

    • April 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      No, but it is called Sarsaparilla. You can order from Amazon. I have mentioned the link 🙂

  • April 10, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    looks good. wonder if it can be given to kids too?

    • April 11, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      yes. It makes a best summer drink 🙂


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