Jigarthanda – Instant jigarthanda – Cool drink

Starting this month recipe post with a sweet recipe. Moreover this can be done fireless. This is so simple, that anyone can make it. Jigarthanda is one of the traditional dessert made in Madurai, an important city in Tamilnadu. Madurai is famous for many food recipes and Jigarthanda is one among them. I have visited Madurai many times with my family, and I get to taste it a few times. I have tried the jigarthanda in the traditional way but this one is not a traditional one. It’s an instant way of preparing it. Initially, I tried this recipe when there was a fireless cooking competition. The taste was so good and near to the traditional one. It is a jiffy recipe if you have the ingredients ready.

In traditional one sabja seeds are not added,but I love to add them.

You can also serve it as a dessert after meal on special occassions.

Lets see how to make it.

Preparation Time : 5 hrs

Making Time : 5 mins

Makes : 2


Badam gums/Badam pisin – 1/2 to 1 tbsp

Sabja seeds – 1/2 tbsp

Evaporated milk – 170 ml(chilled)

Condensed milk – 2 tbsp(chilled)

Vanilla icecream – 4 scoops or as required

Chopped pista – 1/4 cup or required

Nannari syrup – 4 tbsp


1.Soak the badam gums overnight in 1/2 cup of water or at least 5 hours before the time of preparation. Soak sabja seeds in 1/2 cup of water 10 minutes before the preparation.

2.Add condensed milk in the evaporated milk and mix well.

3. Keep all the ingredients required and start arranging it in a glass. Take a long glass so the layers look so beautiful and appetizing. At first, drain the water and add some soaked badam gums into it. Then add some soaked sabja seeds into it. Then add 2 tbsp of nannari syrup to it. add the evaporated milk, condensed milk mixture into it. Top it with scoops of ice cream as required. Garnish with chopped pistachios.

Serve chilled immediately.

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