Feb 14, 2015

Jigarthanda Recipe / Jil Jil Jigarthanda Recipe

Jigarthanda is always my favourite. Whenever we go to exhibition here, i used to get myself a glass and gulp it in no time. I somehow loved the cool sweet milk along with the jelly like texture in it. Traditionally they use badam pisin instead of agar agar, but i couldn't find it so used this. 

Similar Recipes,
Rose Milk Shake
Badam Kheer
Strawberry Milkshake

This drink just cools your body instantly. I make it often and omit icecream part and have it without much guilt. Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Chilling Time : 1 hour
Serves : 4


Milk - 4 cup
Rose Syrup / Sarbath - as needed
Agar Agar / China Grass - 5 grams
Water - 2 cup
Sugar - 1 tblspn
Vanilla Icecream as needed


Take milk, sugar in a sauce pan, heat till it is reduced by half. Pour the reduced milk in a jug and chill it.

Take agar agar in a sauce pan, cover with 2 cup of water. Soak it for 10 Mins. Now heat till it is melted. Pour it to a bowl, chill till set. Take it out and use a fork to scrape it.

Now take your serving glass. Add few tblspn of the scraped jelly, pour over some rose syrup, some reduced milk and a scoop of icecream.

Serve immediately.

Take all your ingredients

I used rose syrup for this...You can use sarbath 
Take milk in a big sauce pan

Put it on heat

Add a tblspn of sugar, this is optional

boil it and reduce it 

once it is reduced

remove to a jug

Chill it, i put it in freezer to chill faster

Now take china grass in a sauce pan

add in water

let it soak for 10 mins

put it on heat

Heat till it is melted

pour it into a bowl

i put this in freezer to chill it faster

now it is all set

use a fork to scrape it

like this

now take your serving glass

spoon some of the agar agar in it

pour some rose syrup

adore the colour

pour in the milk

Love the layers

Now take your vanilla icecream

scoop it

top it over that


Mix well before enjoying it


  1. Jigarthanda main component is Nanari sarbath... Although this version seems very doable I hope you will post THE authentic version soon

  2. I have tasted in chennai murugan idly kadai.. they hav a taste of a vanilla custard mixed with a dallop of icecream on top and agar agar(kadal passi). so can we add vannila essence instead of rose essence? as im not that fan of rose syrup

  3. wow, this will be so great for the coming summer. the photos and captions are so cool!

  4. @Anonymousif u like u can use. but add more sugar in milk because vanilla essence doesn't have any sweetness.

  5. Jigardhanda is made of only by Paal kova (milk kova) and badam pisin... Tey r not adding sarbath... Actually dat color will come from soaked badam pisin... Badam pisin is literally little expensive... So most of the shops are not using it... Instead of dat tey using agar agar... And tey dont add sugar.. Tey add only special nannari sarbath and paal kova for sweet... For garnish ice cream...
    but ur ingredients are not bad... It is useful for beginners.. :) am sorry 🙏 if am wrong ... ThaNk u! 💫

  6. To make a delicious jigardhanda,first thing is to heat the milk with added sugar for atleast half an hour and take agar agar(kadal paasi in tamil) pour water and heat it for 15 mins.now take heated milk and agar agar keep it in refrigerator cool it for 5 hours.after this take two tea spoon of nanaari syrup(for best result) in a glass and pour some milk which was already heated and chilled.now have some chilled agar agar it.stir it well,and finaly added some ice cream(venila) for great result.This is the professional method of making delicious jigardhanda.try this!

  7. Lovely recipe,I make the same and add sabja seeds .Very cooling and tasty.

  8. Hallo Aarti,

    The recipe looks so simple and the pictures ultimate.
    One doubt please, is Rose syrup and Rose essence is the same ? Am in abroad, I got only Rose essence in Supermarkt here. If Rose essence is okie, can you please tell me the procedure for the same.

    1. No rose syrup has sugar in them. Rose essence is just pure flavouring no sugar added.

      Here is the link for rose syrup. If you have only rose essence, add few drops of pink colour in that


  9. Thanks a lot Arti for your reply. I will try making this Rose syrup recipe..


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