Nannari Sarbath, Nannari Syrup from scratch, Homemade nannari sarbath


How to do Nannari Sarbath / Nannari Syrup / Sharbath from scratch.
Nannari roots or Sarasparilla is used for making Nannari Sarbath. Nannari has cooling properties on the body. Its even used for treating acidity, constipation and urinary disorders.

You will be able to get the root in “naatu marundu kadai” / Medicine shops selling ayurvedic herbs etc… Its also available in your local super market shelves during summer. If you cant get the roots, you can buy them here. Nannari/sarasaparilla


Summer is super officially here and I am always opening the refrigerator to make myself a cold drink. It is necessary to take a lot of fluids to keep you sane in the super hot weather. Nannari sarbath is made using nannari syrup concentrate. Nannari Sarbath concentrate is available in the super market shelves but its laden with artificial colours, flavors and additives. The syrups available in the market doesn’t taste like nannari anymore. Its easy to prepare at home and the clean taste of the sarbath is so delicious that you will want to make another batch. Home made nannari syrup concentrate lasts for more than a month in the refrigerator. Here is how to do it.

The Nannari roots needs to be cleaned. Gently hammer the root to break it and remove the white inner part. It will come off easily. Discard the white part.


The bark or the outer part of the root alone is used for making sarbath. The bark has a wonderful aroma. You can smell it as you start breaking the root.


Here is the video of How to do Nannari Sarbath/Sharbath/Sherbet from scratch.

The Nannari syrup concentrate can be stored in the refrigerator and used for upto one month. There is nothing like the clean taste of home made nannari sarbath.


Go fix a drink for yourself today! Hope you liked the video.

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Nannari Sarbath / Nannari Syrup from scratch

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How to make Nannari sarbath using nannari roots / sarsaparilla. Has cooling properties for the body!

  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups syrup concentrate 1x



For the Nannari Syrup

  • 50 grams Nannari root
  • 1 liter water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For making Nannari Sarbath

  • Juice from half a lime / lemon
  • 3 tablespoon Nannari Syrup
  • 45 Ice cubes
  • 150 ml water


For the Nannari Sarbath Concentrate

  1. Hammer the nannari root to remove the white inner stalk. Discard the white part.
  2. Wash the dark bark of the root in running water to remove dirt and sand.
  3. Grind to a coarse powder.
  4. Pressure cook the root with water sugar and salt for 5 minutes on medium flame.
  5. Wait for the pressure to release naturally. Strain the mixture.
  6. Boil the strained mixture until syrupy.
  7. Cool and store in the refrigerator and use it within a month.

For making Nannari Sarbath

  1. Mix in the lime/ lemon juice, syrup, ice cubes and water. Enjoy!


Instead of water, you can substitute club soda.
You can add in ginger, sabja seeds (basil seeds), mint etc… for variation.

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu


9 thoughts on “Nannari Sarbath, Nannari Syrup from scratch, Homemade nannari sarbath”

  1. Hi Kannama, Do you know why we should remove the white part? I tried but couldn’t remove all of it. Made using sugar substitute – Allulose and Swerve mixed togather. It tastes really good. Thank you.

  2. Suryakanth Reddy

    I am a diabetic but very fond of nannari since my teenage days, even now it is irresistible hence I request you to suggest any replacement for sugar or even better if it possible to prepare without sugar, will it taste good without sugar?

    1. hi, Iam vanitha, i heart from my friend he knows about nannari, i ask about this to him he said must use sugar , nantthu sakari or organic sugar .its not work with out sugar , this is he told me.

  3. Pavithra Kaushik

    do you know if nannari syrup or root available in Hong Kong or China? Kindly let me know.

  4. Nice to see this. I was introduced to this drink by my husband .not sure if this is available in us

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