Sathu Maavu | Homemade Health Mix(With grains/flours)

December 3, 2020 BasicsKids Bay  No comments

Sathu Maavu is a must at home. While we start the day with this Masala Chai, Chotu loves to start his day with this Sathu Mavu porridge. Usually we get the powder from Indian stores or get it from India. I did not dare to make it at home as we do not have the rice mills here which is easily accessible way back home. But gave it a try with a combination of whole grains(that can be ground in the mixie) and flours. The choice of grains and flours is upto you. I have added whatever is suitable for us. Tasted much more aromatic and flavourful than the store bought ones. Do check out the video..

Here is the video..



Now to the recipe..


Sathu Maavu My Magic Pan

[Preparation Time-15 mins : Cooking Time-30 mins]

Sathu Maavu Ingredients:

  • Red Rice – 1 cup (see tips)
  • Green Gram/Moong Beans – 1/2 cup
  • Wheat Flour – 1 cup
  • Finger Millet Flour/Ragi Flour – 1 cup
  • Pearl Millet Flour/Kambu/Bajra Flour – 1 cup
  • Roasted Gram Dal – 1/4 cup
  • Badam – 1/4 cup
  • Cashew – 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom – 4


Sathu Maavu My Magic Pan



  • Heat a pan and dry roast red rice. It will take a couple of mins to roast. See the second pic, u can see that the rice has fried well. Keep it aside.

Sathu Maavu My Magic Pan

  • In the same pan, dry roast green gram dal until u get a nice aroma and it changes colour slightly. Keep it aside.

Sathu Maavu My Magic Pan

  • Add the cashew and badam. Do not need to roast it or change colour. Just heat it up a bit. Keep it aside.

  • Add wheat flour and dry roast it until you get a nice aroma.Similarly dry roast bajra flour and ragi flour separately and transfer to a wide bowl.

Sathu Maavu My Magic Pan

  • Mix the flours to combine. Keep it aside. Now in a mixer grind the badam and cashew into a fine powder. Add this to the flour mix.

Sathu Maavu My Magic Pan

  • In the same mixer add roasted gram dal and grind it into a fine powder. Sieve it to remove any small pieces. Mix it with the flour mixture.

  • Add the roasted red rice and green gram dal to the mixer. To this add cardamom and grind it into a fine powder.

  • Seive it to remove any small particles. Now mix all the flours together so that they blend well. Let it cool if its hot because of grinding.

Sathu Maavu My Magic Pan


Thats it! Healthy Sathu Maavu / Homemade Health Mix Powder ready.

Store in an airtight container.


Sathu Maavu My Magic Pan



  1. Include the nuts and grains as per your needs. Some may be allergic to nuts, so choose accordingly.
  2. If u have access to a rice mill, u can use whole grains instead of flours.
  3. U can use any millet or millet flour of your choice or a combination too.
  4. Adding cardamom is optional but recommended.
  5. Make sure to cool the whole mixture before storing. Amma usually spreads it in a newspaper the moment it comes from the rice mill.
  6. Dry roast all the ingredients in low-medium flame. Do not rush.
  7. I have used red rice as it is healthier. Use white rice if unavailable.
  8. Other grains that can be added are – Barley, Cholam/Jowar, Sago, Corn, Peanuts..


Sathu Maavu My Magic Pan


– By Sundari Nathan

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