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Sathu Maavu / Health Mix powder / Homemade Ceralc

Written By Angela Steffi on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 5:33:00 PM

Sathu maavu / Homemade ceralc is a baby food recipe packed with nutrients and loads of healthy dhals and nuts. This is a great food for babies over 7 months of age. This powder stays fresh for 3 months in an air tight container. Lets see how to make this delicious baby food recipe.

Serving Size           : 20 

Preparation Time  : 1.30 hr

Cooking Time        : 30 minutes

Quantity Ingredients for Sathu maavu  Recipe
1/2 cup  Rice (8 tbsp)
1/4 cup Black gram / Ulunthu (4 tbsp)
1/4 cup Green gram / Paasi paruppu (4 tbsp)
1/4 cup Skinless green gram (4 tbsp)
1/4 cup roasted channa dal (pottu kadalai) (4 tbsp)
1/4 cup broken wheat (4 tbsp)
2 tbsp Barley
2 tbsp Horse gram (kollu)
1/4 cup Almonds
20 Cashews
20 Pistachios 
4 Cardamom

Cooking Method

Step 1)
Wash all the above mentioned ingredients separately for 3 times and spread it on a paper towel. I didnt wash roasted channa dal. Let it fan dry for 1- 2 hours.

Step 2) 
Dry roast all the ingredients separately until its nicely roasted. Be very careful while roasting , do not burn them, it might taste bitter. Roast on low flame. Transfer it to a plate and let it cool.

Step 3) 
Once cooled transfer it to a mixie jar and grind it to a fine powder. Sieve it through a wire mesh and grind the large particles again and follow the same. 

How to prepare  Sathu maavu?
In a mixing bowl add 2 tbsp of sathu maavu powder and mix with water and set it aside. Now to a sauce pan add some water and add a small piece of rock sugar(panam karkandu), once it is dissolved strain the sugar water and add it to the prepared sathu maavu mix, mix well and again add it to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the mixture thickens. Serve warm.

About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


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  2. Hello steffi a big and fallower of ur receips..its all very tasty and i am going to try saththu maavu receipe..and i have a doubt..neenga sonna ingrients kooda kambu, solam mulai kattiya payaru vagaigal add panni seiyyalama sis...thanks in advance

  3. Hai steffi sis...Your recipes are yet tasty and lovelingly.
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    It has a lots of chemical
    So please do something alternative of horlicks....

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  9. Hi dear, can i just dry the under the fan. Sunlight is not necessary is it.

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  11. Can I give this to 9 month old baby?

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  15. My 2 year old every day breakfast is sathu mavvu. Can't thank you enough Steffie. He loves it.. I add 4 dates and milk