Best Home made Heath mix powder for babies / Sathu Maavu Recipe
I never opted for store bought supplements for my daughter. Instead made this super healthy mix for her. I use to make it in large quantity, pack in airtight bags and store it in freezer. It goes for upto 6-7 months also. I also had it regularly when I wanted to shed my pregnancy weight. This health mix use to be so filling that I never felt hungry upto lunch. Since I have used sprouted ragi in this recipe it will be a high source of calcium for your children. You can skip any of these ingredients and prepare it according to your taste. You can make it is as malt (by adding milk and palm sugar) or even prepare it like a kooky (by adding buttermilk)
Learn how to make this nutritious Heath mix powder / Sathu Maavu is very good for babies as well as adults.
- 1 Kg Ragi
- 1/4 kg Samba wheat/ Samba godhumai
- 1/4 kg Sigappu Aval/ Flattened rice
- 1/4 kg Red rice
- 100 gm Barley
- 1/4 kg Fried gram/ Pottu kadalai
- 1/4 kg Green gram/ Paasi payaru
- 100 gms Groundnuts
- 100 gms Badam
- 100 gms Cashews
- 100 gms Sago/ Javvarisi / Sabudhana
- 1/4 kg White soya
- 1/4 kg Yellow soya
- 1/4 kg Corn/ Makkacholam
- 1/2 kg Samai/ Little millet
- 1/2 kg Varagu/ Kodu millet
- 1/2 kg Thinai/ Foxtail millet
- 1/2 kg Kuthiravali/ Barnyard millet
- 1/4 kg Kambu/ Pearl millet
Soak Ragi in water for nearly 8 hours. Wash it 4-5 times thoroughly to remove impurities. Pack it tightly in a white muslin cloth and leave it for nearly 12 hours in a hot box. Next day you will see the ragi sprouted like below. Spread it in a wide plate and dry it in sun for a day.
Take a heavy kadai and dry roast all the given ingredients one by one till a nice aroma comes.
Corn (remove before it starts popping)
Samai/ little millet
Varagu/ Kodu millet
Thinai/ Foxtail millet
Kuthiravali/ Barnyard millet
Kambu/ Pearl millet (sorry missed to click for it)
After roasting everything spread it on a wide plate and let it cool. Grind it at home using mixie or you can get it powdered in a flour mill.
Heath mix powder / Sathu Maavu is ready. You can either make porridge for babies, or even mix it with your regular atta and make Chapathis. This can be stored in an air tight container and refrigerated for 3-4 months.