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Sathu Maavu Porridge

Updated: Oct 16, 2022

Homemade cerelac porridge or sathu maavu koozh is a healthy weight gaining food for babies. It can be done in jiffy when you have a stock of this homemade cerelac powder/sathu maavu. It's a wholesome meal which keeps your baby's tummy full for a long time.

This homemade cerelac porridge can be given to babies of age 7 and 8 months plus. When you introduce this porridge to your baby for the first time, start with a tsp. Follow 3 days wait rule and if no allergic symptoms are seen, gradually increase the quantity.

Check out at the end of this post for the sathu maavu powder Recipe

Baby's First Food - When, What, How to introduce Solid foods.

I have include the 7th month baby food chart, refer to it to know what foods can be given to baby in 6th month.

7th month baby food chart


Sterilize the bowls and spoons used for feeding your baby in a vessel with hot water for five minutes and keep it immersed in the same vessel until use.


Sathu Maavu Porridge

Course : Baby/Toddler food

Cuisine : Indian

Prep time : 5 minutes

Process time : 10 minutes

Total time : 15 minutes


  • Sathu maavu powder - 1 tsp

  • Water- 1/2 glass

  • Ghee - 1 tsp


  • Take 1 tsp of sathu maavu powder into bowl.

  • Add water little by little and mix wittout any lumps.

  • Add ghee into the mixture.

  • Keep the bowl on the stove and start mixing them in low flame, keep adding water in between if it becomes thick.

  • Always off the flame, when the porridge is in little thick consistency, once cooled down it will become thick.

  • Transfer them to a serving bowl.

  • Serve!

keep in mind:

Salt or sugar is not advisable for babies under one year.
No cow's milk below 1 year.
You can add any of vegetables puree to any of the porridge, as a sweetener.
You can add even mothers milk or formula milk and grind the puree.
You can feed them as breakfast in 7th month onwards.
Follow 3 day rule.

Pictorial :

take all
add sathu maavu powder
mix without lumps
cook in low flame
keep mixing without lumps
add water in between
ready to serve

"He receives comfort like cold porridge"


Rocket Stove - What is it all about

Other way to traditional way series blog and youtube link given below:

Chicken Gravy & Rajamudi rice (EP1 Rocket Stove)

Green Chili Prawns & Black rice (Kavuni rice) (EP2 Rocket Stove)

Paneer Pot Briyani & Sesame Brinjal Fry- veg (Rocket Stove EP3)

Egg Drop Gravy with Chapathi || Rocket Stove EP4

Silver Pomfret Fry ||Rocket Stove EP5

Other 6th month baby food recipes link given below:

Baby's First Food - When, What, How to introduce Solid foods.

Ragi Powder (Home-made) - for Babies

Sprouted Ragi Powder for babies

Homemade Rice-Moong Dal Cerelac

Sathumaavu - Health Mix Power

Rice Moong- Dal Cerelac

Ragi Porridge

Sprouted Ragi Porridge

Carrot Puree


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