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    Jigardhanda | Jil Jil Jigardhanda | Badam Pisin In Rose Milk | Milk Drinks | Jigarthanda



    Jigardhanda, is such a delightful drink available all throughout Tamil Nadu and is a specialty in Madurai. Am sure almost everyone from South India must have relished this drink atleast once in his or her life-time. There are various versions of this Jigardhanda but the easiest one that can be made at home is what I have discussed today. The main ingredient for this Jigardhanda is, badam pisin / almond gum, which looks like a small hard rock but when soaked in water transforms into a jelly like substance. It is natural, no  artificial flavors, moreover has many health benefits too. Am not much familiar about how they get this almond gum, but after browsing about it over the net I found that it is nothing else but the gum obtained from almond tree or almond barks. Don't underestimate this humble piece of tree gum, it has so many health benefits. It acts as a natural cooling agent, that reduces body temperature and helps gain some good calories. Oh how I wish I could have had some, as I had cold I had to restrict myself from this lovely drink, but still I had few sips. Once I get back to normal will make this in liters and have it for sure. Believe me its worth the praise.


    Badam Pisin / Almond gum, when soaked in water just multiplies in size and fills the bowl. for example you can refer the above pic, I have soaked just a few rocks (2 spoons) in water and I got nearly 750 grams of jelly. So awed with the potential of this small humble rock, it just overflows as I pour water. The rock like gum absorbs water well and transforms into jelly when soaked overnight in water. Tastes like sweet-less jelly and when mixed with milk makes a delightful drink. So just check out this recipe and try it when you get Badam pisin / almond gum. 


    Jigarthanda

    INGREDIENTS 

    Serves 1 big glass
    Total Preparation Time - 15 to 20 minutes
    1. Milk - 500 ml 
    2. Badam pisin / Almond gum - 2 small rocks (I used a lot and used the amount I needed, the rest I stored it in the refrigerator for future use) 
    3. Sugar - 4 spoons (or) as per taste 
    4. Vanilla ice-cream - 1 scoop  
    5. Rose essence - 2 to 3 drops 
    6. Pink food color - A pinch (Avoid if the rose essence is already pink) 
    7. Tutti Frutti - Few (Optional) 


    PREPARATION METHOD 

    • Soak badam pisin / almond gum overnight in a large bowl of water (add more water because it needs water to swell up well). The next day it will get soaked well in water and become like a coarse jelly. 
    soaked badam pisin
    • Now boil milk in a sauce pan until it reduces to 3/4th of its original volume. 
    • Then add sugar and boil for another 3 minutes on low flame. 
    • Then remove from flame and set aside  until it reaches room temperature. Add rose essence and pink food color if you wish. Then refrigerate until it chills well. 
    add essence to milk
    • Now take the long serving glass and add 3 spoons of this soaked badam pisin / almond gum and then pour the chilled rose milk and top it with a scoop of ice cream. 
    • Sprinkle some tutti frutti over the ice cream (optional) and serve!!
    add soaked badam pisin and milk



    Vanilla Flavored Jigardhanda: 

    I also make vanilla flavored Jigardhanda, its my version; The rose flavored ones are the predominantly available ones in street side stalls. Do try this in case you don't have rose essence or if you don't like the rose flavor. 
    • Follow the same procedure just replace rose essence with vanilla essence and add a pinch of yellow food color. 
    • Top it with ice-cream, sprinkle some tutti-frutti and serve!! 


    TIP 1: I used 2 spoons (12 grams) of badam pisin / almond gum and I got a bowl full (750 grams) of jelly. I used it to serve the whole family but still I got excess. The remaining I stored in the refrigerator. The badam pisin absorbs more water and even if you keep pouring water it will still absorb and give you more jelly. So soak just few rocks in water if you are making just a glass or two. If it is in excess you can store in refrigerator for a day or two and use it. 

    TIP 2: Ice-cream flavors are optional and you can add your favorite essence to milk. I have tasted orange flavored Jigardhanda topped with a scoop of orange ice-cream. It tastes heavenly too. 

    TIP 3: You can just add it in milk and add sugar and serve with warm milk, do not use hot milk here. 



    Yummilicious and refreshing chiller Jigardhanda is now ready!! 
    Its a big hit here in South India especially Madurai!! It is commonly called the Madurai Jil Jil Jigardhanda... 
    Am sure you will love it!!! 
    Serve as drink or dessert!!



    Sending this recipe to Shree's Event!

    and to Priya's event!

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    2. Wow Drink looks so delicious Divya..

      Shree
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    3. Pretty in pink.. colorful and yummy!! Nice presentation.. :)

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    4. OMG! Absolutely delicious jigardhanda. A new recipe for me, never tasted it also. Wish to have a sip now. Wonderful photography dear.

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    5. it is my favourite .missing it much.nice presentation.loved the ribbons

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    6. Looks so yummy and love the pretty pink color..wonderful presentation...

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    7. Wow! What a lovely presentation! looks yummy & rich.

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    8. This is very new to me and pictures are so good, thank for sharing it

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    9. wow awesome presentation !!!! and tempting jigarganda ... sent me to drool dear!!!

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    10. Just drooling over the pics ...looks yum

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    11. Innovative n amazing drink. Awesome pictures.

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    12. Lovely pink drink. amazing clicks too.

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    13. Looks lovely!!!! Pretty pink!!!

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    14. couldn't take my eyes of the drink..gorgeous clicks & pretty presentation:)
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    15. omg..u r awesome divs...remember when i come to ur home..u have to invite with this..:)

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      1. Thanks dear :) Sure Preets..Added to the menu ;)

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    16. badam pisini!!! my mom used give me n my bro badam pisini milk i remember ..very healthy jigarganda !!!

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    17. Wonderful drink, love this pink cutie :-), gr8 clicks dear!!!

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    18. love this badam pisini is new to me looks great
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    19. Delicious & yummy drink,looks fabulous!

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    20. Very attractive pink colour..looks yummy.

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    21. Just one word...GORGEOUS!!! I'm grabbing the glass :)

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    22. Wow this is very very delicious and beautiful.

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    23. looks very yummy with the beautiful presentation.

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    24. jigardhanda i have never heard the name also

      the pic in the beginning looks like some ghond we use when a woman delivers but after soaking looks like some jelly or some other thing

      now where wud i get this thing here in mumbai

      bt the drink looks refreshing
      ppl like me who dont hv milk wud hv regularly eh

      ur pics are amazing

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      1. Thanks Meenu :) I dono whether you get it Mumbai you can try the ayurvedhic stores may be... If not send me a mail would try to send you some :)

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    25. Looks yummy and tempting too !!! Loved the colour :-)

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    26. Inky Pinky presentation absolutely lovely. The recipe is drool worthy.

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    27. NO words divs.. Just love this and now feel like drinking this...Absoultely awesome pinky lovely presentation....Real refreshing feast for eyes dear:)

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    28. Looks awesome.Though I am in TN, I have never tasted this ,such a pity!! SIL lives in madurai and this is the first thing I am going to buy when I visit her :)

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      1. Oh dear, you have missed something so long, just get it next time you find a stall, its so popular in Madurai :)

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    29. I have never heard of this :) very new to ME

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    30. wow, looks mouthwatering. Pisin is new to me. will try here:)

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    31. Sis you know what I have never tried this drink :( hus says its his favorite i want some.... I only gotto know how good it tastes... when I am meeting you I want this ok :) Love the pinky background and color I am sure you loved doing this post :)

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    32. Don't know from where to start..the beautiful pink color,the presentation the clicks ..all are absolutely wonderful..And the taste is sure to be yummy yummy cool cool....

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    33. i have seen a shop at Besant nagar beach and want to try it for ages but somehow my hubby will never let me try it.

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    34. Gorgeous Pictures Divya! we make a similar one with agar. looks yum

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    35. Wow... coz of stupid net connection i couldn't see for long... this is my most favorite drink, i usually enjoy every spoon of the Jigarthanda... Usually I and my friend will do fight for this who will drinks more!!!

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    36. Looks yummy, but I have never tasted this drink. I will try this unique drink.

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    37. wow delicious pictures... where can i get this magic ingredients - almond gum?
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      1. Hi Sowmya am sure you can get it in all places in Tamil Nadu, not sure about whether we can get it elsewhere. You can get these in shops we call Naatu marundhu kadai, or the ayurvedhic shops or even in super markets..

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    38. Wow...Gorgeous pics n presentation Divya...loved its lovely pink color!

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    39. Looks amazing. I hope I can find almond gum here in Canada. Will definitely go on a hunt! Your pictures are so enticing!

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    40. Wow.....lovely lady in pink...:-) :-) beauutiiiifulllll.....

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    41. Hi, my dear thangai. It's been sooo long, I haven't even got the chance to wish you Happy New Year. As you know, I used to have troubles with internet while on the ship so I kind of given up the blogging :(
      I see your blog has changed a bit and it's so beautiful and you write amazing recipes. I love the presentation, it's very cute and inspires happiness through pretty colors :)
      I hope you are happy too and keep trying for your little dream.

      Sweet kisses, lovely one

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      1. Hello akka :) Am so so happy to see your comment here :) Hope you are doing well, yeah I know about the troubles you are having with your internet, ope you are fine and hope Ellie is doing good :) Thanks for all the appreciations :) Yeah am still progressing and trying for my little dream :)

        Hugs and kisses :) Missed you so long!!!

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    42. Mindblowing drink with a stunning presentation..Thanks for sending too.

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    43. First time seeing this drink. I already feel chilled seeing your snaps. Stunning! I should try and find out Badam Pisin before trying this one. I already have a feeling that it is going to be a hit!

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    44. Yummy...Love it always... Supercool Jigardhanda...

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    45. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww..... No words to express dear!!!! adorable presentation. Its totally new recipe for me!!!!!

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    46. the pictures are really wonderful... ur photography is world class now, seriously... keep up the good work priya... please pass on that glass to me!! :) even though it's too thanda over here and i may get a cold, but no probls! ;)

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    47. tempting and inviting recipe... .

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    48. I have never had this drink but super looks extremely temtping loveeeeeee ur presentation.

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    49. Colorful drink..love your pictures..

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    50. yummy drink..
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    51. hi divya, such a nice drink. i never heard about almond gum. from where i can get it. please tell me. i am in Delhi.

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    52. Wow.absolutely yumm.Perfect picture.Get the compensation from that shop owner.we are with u.Happy to follow u too.

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