Millets are group of traditional grains which imparts a healthy metabolism for a perfect daily. Store bought are very expensive and home made sattu maavu/health mix is an economic alternative. Usually my mom makes in huge batches and pack for my sister and me and for my father. Porridges are one of our regular breakfast menu from the time we were with my grandfather. I remember my childhood days where my grandfather takes a bowl of ragi porridge along with any spinach variety cooked from our filed else mango pickle would be his choice of side dish for porridge. As years passed by we started preparing sattu maavu by adding various grains and cereals now along with millets too…
This recipe of sattu maavu is prepared using all varieties of rice, grains, cereals, lentils, millets, nuts and herbs
This sattu maavu / health mix powder is suitable for all age groups from 1 year and above. Why I don’t prefer this for babies/ infants below 1 year is their digestive system is too soft that they cannot digest heavy grains /cereals which I have posted. To know about infant/ baby porridge recipes and tips click the link How to prepare Baby Porridge
Saamai / Little millet – 1 cup
Broken wheat / whole wheat – 1 cup
Hand pounded rice / Kaikuthal arisi – 1 cup
Red rice / Sivappu arisi – 1 cup
Finger millet / Ragi – 1 cup
Pearl millet / Bajra /Kambu – 1 cup
Red Sorghum / Sivappu Chollam / Lal Jowar – 1 cup
Foxtail millet / Thinai – 1 cup
Green gram / Pachai payiru – 1 cup
Soya chunks – 1 cup
Sago / Sabudhana – 1 cup
Roasted gram dal / Pottu kadalai – 1 cup
Irungu chollam – 1 cup
Barley rice – 1 cup
Split moog dal / Paasi paruppu – 1 cup
Brown channa / Kondakadalai – 1 cup
Nendran Banana powder – 1 cup
Horse gram / Kollu – 1/2 cup
Kabuli channa – 1/2 cup
Flax seed / Aazhi vidhai – 1/2 cup
Bamboo rice / Moongil arisi – 1/2 cup
Badam / Almonds – 1/2 cup
Cashews – 1/2 cup
Dry Ginger / Sukku – 2 inches
Pepper – 1/2 tsp
Method of Preparation :
- Set all your ingredients.
- Divide them into batches like which grains can be roasted together (Just for time & fuel saving)
- Heat an iron kadai / Thick wok and dry roast all ingredients in low/medium flame
- Transfer into a wide plate/ towel
- Repeat for all grains
- Mix well and allow them to cool.
- Carry to a flour mill and grind as fine powder.
- Spread again to get rid of moisture formed during grinding
- Once cool transfer to a air tight container or glass bottle.
Step-wise Pictures of Preparing Sattu Maavu :
1. Set in Ready with all your ingredients
2. Divide them into batches of your choice that can be fried together
3. Heat a kadai / Thick bottomed wok and dry roast the grains.
4. Dry roast the divided grains as shown in the pictures below.
5. I used two kadai simultaneously to roast my ingredients
6. Transfer it into a wide plate/ towel.
7. Now all grains/cerals/millets are roasted
8. Mix well
- Do not roast ingredients in high flame as they tend to burn
- Using of dry ginger and pepper is optional but I prefer to add them for health concern.
- Keep stirring the grains at regular intervals for even roasting
- If you are using paper use 3-4 sheets else the moisture would cause tearing of paper
- This health mix can be used to prepare porridges for all age groups
- Porridges can be prepared either using curd and salt else Milk and jaggery of your choice
- You can also use all other varieties of millets too but I prefer adding any 2 or 3 as adding all millets would blunt the taste/ flavor of other ingredients added