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Friday, August 26, 2016

Paan soda with betel leaves, gulkandh, saunf, paan masala and plain soda as main ingredients. I hope many of you, after Janmashtami snacks and sweets need this to help you a bit in digestion. When I went to Salem this year, one day after shopping, we went to the food court in the shopping mall and thought of having something. To my surprise, I found my filter coffee picture and sambar idli picture being used there. My dad asked the guy in the shop, he told the graphics was done by some one else. When I told it’s from my website, he asked for the website address and told, later, if needed I can use everything if it’s available in my site Surprise. For free Striaght FaceRaised Eyebrow. They don’t understand perhaps!
But coming to today’s post, I found this paan soda in their menu and ordered. It was really flavourful and  delicious. Everything was well balanced. I just loved it but could not guess the ingredients. There was a pleasant smell in the drink, which I could not recreate. I adapted this recipe from Tarla Dalal’s paan shot recipe and made it as soda. It was really good and flavourful, was not the same as I had there but. If I get a chance to taste again, let me see if I could crack it and if I do, I will update. I have used the dark green betel leaves (Karuppu vetrilai) here.

Paan soda recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Drinks
Prep Time: 5 mins  |  Cook time: 0 mins   Serves: 2

Click here for cup measurements


Betel leaves / Paan – 4

Gulkand (Rose preserve) – 2 tbsp

Fennel seeds / Saunf – 1 tsp

Paan masala – 1 tsp (I used Nizam paaku – betel nuts)

Sugar – As needed

Plain soda – 1 & 1/2 cups


  1. Discard the stalk of betel leaves, tear it roughly and place it in blender with all the other ingredients except soda.
  2. 1-blend
  3. Grind it with little water (1/2 cup). Filter through a metal strainer.
  4. 2-filter
  5. Pour the extract in two serving glasses and top it with chilled soda.
  6. 3-top


  • You can adjust gulkand as per your wish.
  • You can add a clove or a cardamom while grinding.

Serve immediately. You can fill the serving glass with ice cubes before pouring in the drink.



  1. Super...👌👌👌 Variety drink..😄

  2. Never heard of this..looks yum��

  3. I hv tried this Chennai OMR road.. had it my list of things to try.. Bookmarked it will try soon

  4. Interesting recipe. Good job with the recreation

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  6. Neengalum avanidam recipe kettukanum.

  7. Very interesting ,shall try this out

  8. never heard about this.sounds interesting..

  9. gulkand and fennel seeds add a great taste and flavour to the paan soda drink, awesome green colour of the pics are making me irresistable from grabbing the drink.....unique, yummy, healthy and refreshing drink....


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