Friday, March 16, 2012

Jil Jil Jigarthanda

Jil Jil Jigarthanda is a cool drink,known to be originated from Madurai, Tamil Nadu state of India.  Although this is a popular drink in Madurai,  this can be found allover Tamil Nadu. I have also come across different flavours in different places.  Some have a malai taste along with jelly and ice cream.  The common one must be with rose flavour,badam pisin  and ice cream.


Badam pisin is a type of edible gum which looks like a little stone or rock.  This is known to be a natural coolant for our body.  This is consumed a lot during summer here in India.  Badam pisin, the jelly like substace is generally used along with Nannari sherbet,jigarthanda or any other cool drink.

Ingredients:
Milk-1/2 litre
Sugar- 3 tbsp
Rose syrup- 3 to 4 drops
Badam pisin- 3 to 4 pieces
Ice cream- 4 scoops( vanilla or kulfi flavours)

Method:

Soak the badam pisin in a glass of water for overnight.  Badam pisin absorbs all the water and it looks like a jelly .  |Add some  more water to it and leave it in the refrigerator until you use it.
Now boil the milk along with 1/4 litre water, continue boiling it until reduces to half.  Take off from heat.  Let it cool down completely.  Add rose syrup and sugar,mix it well until the sugar dissolves completely. Refrigerate for minimum of 4 to 5 hours before serving.  Just before serving, take a tall glass, add a spoonful of badampisin in the bottom, pour the rosemilk,stir well and top it up with the ice cream.

Note:
Increase or decrease the amount of sugar according to your taste.  Please don't add the badam pisin along with the milk and store it in the refrigerator, badam pisin will absorb all the liquid.

44 comments:

Nisha said...

I've never had this, but I find the name 'Jigarthanda' soo cool :D
You may want to write badam pisin (almond gum) - I didn't know what 'badam pisin' was so searched right now, might help others too :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you Nisha, I wasn't quite sure if I can refer it as almond gum. People use to say that this is taken from the barks of Almond tree, but not exactly made with almonds. Will do a little bit more study on this and update the post :)

Nisha said...

Oh okay :)

Shobha said...

I was wondering too what badampisin is...never heard about it.Thanks Nisha.

Paaka Shaale said...

This drink looks stunning. Loved the recipe. I am gonna try this as soon as I get the edible gum :)

Familycook said...

Umm Maymoona, is this the same gum used in making panjeri( nut and spice mixture) for the post-partum time? If that's the one, it is readily available to here and it also has a lot of benefits.

The drink looks gorgeous actually!

Reshmi said...

have to search for badam pisin here... nice colour.. felt the thandaayi.. :)

Lecker and Yummy Recipes said...

Hey I've had this pisin drink before , but without all these flavourings. This looks very delicious :)

Vimitha Anand said...

I wanted to try this for a long time but dunno where to het badam pisin in chennai.. Looks so creamy n yum

Rinku Naveen said...

It's already so hot here and this jigarthanda looks so cooling. Never heard of badam pisin. Looks superb Ayeesha!!

maha said...

awesome drink vth such a cute name n vth magical ingredients..loved it...
Maha

Aarthi said...

awesome drink...love it all time..

schmetterlingwords said...

Jigarthanda looks sooo chill and delicious... Sad that I have never had this... Do u know if it is available in Germany??

Biny Anoop said...

wowilovethat name jil jil jigharthanda.......cool superb...never used pissin or almond gum...so will try findg it....cool name gr8 recipe

indugetscooking said...

Thats the funniest name I have heard for a drink! It really does look very cooling.

Recipe world said...

Wow, looks so yummy! Never used badam pisin till now..will try it sometimes!

Kanan said...

this is completely new to me. what isbadam pisin?

Ms.Chitchat said...

Cool cool jigarthanda, nice cooling click too.

Az said...

This is something very new to me. Badam pisin as well. I will have to see if I can find it here in US.

Love presentation as usual!

Ramya said...

never tasted this...looks awesome and refreshing

Deeksha said...

Never heard about this before. BTW this looks very pretty. Perfect drink for summers.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

simply awesome.. love to drink it right away..

hemalata said...

Delicious jigarthanda, looks so refreshing n yummy.

Priya (elaichii) said...

Looks like rose milk, never had this before! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Follow foodie said...

Miss those foods now!
Ur pic Looks so good..Very tempting..
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San said...

Jigarthanda is yum. So creamy n rich. Slurp....

Princy Vinoth said...

oh wow i wanted to have this on besant nagar beach at murugan idli store...but my hubby was not sure what went into it!!now i'll try this.where can i get this pisin?

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Never tasted this before. Looks so colorful and yummy !!

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow...
beautiful post dear :)
ur clicks are wonderful.

Rasi said...

reminded me of rose milk.. loved the color..I so want to taste this..seen this post for the second time and want to have it :)

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Kaveri said...

Heard of this for the first time in a Tamil song of Kandasaamy...would love to try this drink...Fabulous pics

Umm Mymoonah said...

@ Princy Vinoth,you can get badam pisin from Naatu Marundhu shop or supermarkets

Umm Mymoonah said...

@ Kaveri, that's interesting you learnt about the drink from a song.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Never had jigarthanda before... :( Would love to try though..
Serve It - Stir Fried

Nitha said...

new to me.. looks so refreshing..

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!my favouite drink...when i go to murugan idli..i order jigarthanda...beautiful pic!!

Mira said...

wow! nice thirst quencher. the baby pink colour is so soothing. I have heard the use of china grass in jigarthanda. use of badam gum sounds new.

Asiya Omar said...

We used to make this in our native place.kudicha vayiru jillunnu irukkum.

Sreevalli said...

I never had this drink.. Looks delicious & pics looks beautiful too..

zareena said...

I have heard a lot about this through many cookery shows, but never had this before. This looks amazing dear. Where do we get badam pisin? I am not sure whether we get this in Bangalore or not.

Archana said...

This is new to me. Will be glad when you update on badam pisin

Ravi said...

Jigarthanda is available in all murugan idli shops in chennai.
Reason because the owners are from madurai. I tell u it is v.e.r.r.r.y. delicious and the taste stays in your throat for a long time.

seevagan said...

hello friends.. jigarthanda is also available on besant nagar beach road.. they sell it in aa attractive kiosk..."jigardhoodh" and one more location at vadapalani big bazaar.. both tastes are good more than murugan idly shop

seevagan said...

hello friends.. jigarthanda is also available on besant nagar beach road.. they sell it in aa attractive kiosk..."jigardhoodh" and one more location at vadapalani big bazaar.. both tastes are good more than murugan idly shop

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