Jigarthanda (drink)

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Alternative names ஜிகர்தண்டா
Type Beverage
Place of origin India
Region or state Tamil Nadu
Serving temperature Cold
Main ingredients milk, sugar, almond
Cookbook: Jigarthanda  Media: Jigarthanda

Jigarthanda is a cold beverage that originated in the South Indian city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu.[1] It translates to "cool heart" in English. It is generally prepared and served at roadside stalls as a refreshment during the Indian summer. The basic ingredients include milk, almond gum, sarsaparilla root syrup, sugar and ice-cream.[2]

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  1. ^ "In search of Madurai Jigarthanda". The Hindu. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "The legend of Jil Jil Jigarthanda". The Indian Express. 23 April 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.