Monday, July 7, 2014

Home made Panneer Soda - பன்னீர் சோடா - From sratch - Step by step - Friendship 5 series

           This month , we are going to post recipes under the "Childhood Memory " theme.We have "Panneer soda" or a rose flavoured aerated drink for today. This is my favourite drink , since I was studying in my elementary. When we were living in "Gudiyatham" , a small town in "Vellore district",there was  a small petty shop, near our house. There will be a "thatha", who used to sell these panneer sodas in a small wooden basket, filled with water.Yes it was a very small shop,doens't even has a refrigerator. I am talking about the days of 1991.The soda would cost me 50 paise. That particular shop, gave a initiative to my panneer soda love. The flavour and the punch were the two main reason to hook to it. The panneer soda will be in these kind of bottles. The opening sound of the bottle itself will give a kick for me to drink it. Even now, when I go to India for vacation, panneer soda, karumbu juice,then mittai , will be in my list. Will happily munch on these things, forgetting about the calories.
Image courtesy : Google

       Coming to the home made version, the panneer syrup can be made at home and refrigerated for future use. We can just add some ice cubes and pour the club soda to prepare this addictive drink.This is very simple to make too.We can prepare the panneer soda, within minutes, if we have the syrup handy.

Ingredients:
For the panneer syrup :
1.Sugar - 1/2 cup
2.Water - 1/4 cup
3.Rose essence - 1 tsp or as required

For making paneer soda:
1.Panneer syrup - 2 tbsp or as needed
2.Club soda - 1/2 cup
3.Ice cubes - few

Method:
* Take sugar in a cup with water. Mix it thoroughly. Cook on medium flame , till it reaches 1 string consistancy. That is when we drop the syrup, it should stay in the plate like a pearl. When we take the syrup between our thumb and index fingure, it should form a thread.This is the right consistancy.
let the syrup .


* When the syrup has cooled, add the rose syrup to it. The amount of rose syrup can be altered according to our taste.


Now our panneer syrup is ready. Transfer the syrup to a clean and bottle.Store it in the refrigerator, till we want to use it.
* When we are about to serve paneer soda, take a glass of ice cubes. Add the syrup according to our taste. 
*Pour the club soda to the glass. Taste the panneer soda, if it is less sweet, then add more panneer syrup to the glass.Serve it ,before the gas escapes from glass.
                                         
                             Tasty and flavourfull panneer soda is ready for your guests !!!
Notes:
* We can prepare the syrup ahead of time and refrigerate it.
* The amount of rose syrup used, depends on how strong we want the flavour.
* Prepare the panneer soda, when we serve it for the guests. Because, if the gas escapes from the glass, then the drink will not taste good.
Linking this to "Friendship Five " series started by "Geetha Achal" and "Savitha Ramesh"

7 comments:

GEETHA ACHAL said...

wow...sema superb...

First pic from google is apt for the post...I thought u took this pic when u went to india last time...

Priya Suresh said...

Lovely paneer soda, love it to the core.

Rumana Ambrin said...

Looks very refreshing..

Veena Theagarajan said...

my favourite too.. nice post

Julie said...

looks perfectly done,refreshing one :)

nandoos Kitchen said...

nice post dear.

Sangeetha Priya said...

very gud post!!!

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