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Nannari Sarbath / Nannari Syrup from scratch

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
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