Take 100gms of the dried root, wash it well and soak overnight with enough water. It has an outer skin which is dark brownish in color and inner portion mostly white. Some people use only the outer skin & removing the inner portion, while some use whole roots. If you want to remove the inner portion, you can easily remove it with mortar and pestle, on next day morning. Take the roots and add water around 400-500 ml and boil it. Once it starts boiling, add 250gms of jaggery or country sugar(nattu sakkarai) and cook it till one string consistency. Switch off the flame and add juice of 1 lemon. Stir well. Once it cools down you can store it in a glass bottle. Syrup is ready.
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