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Sathumaavu - Health Mix Power

Updated: Jun 5, 2021

Sathumaavu can be given after 6 months and after introduction of the basic foods like rice and dal. So ideally by completion of 6 to 7 months it can be given.

If the ingredients are from a reputed brand then there is no need of washing and drying, they can be directly dry roasted. But here I have washed and sun dried it for safer side. Start with one tablespoon of porridge and slowly increase it upto 3 tablespoon. Follow 3 day rule.

They can be stored for 1 month outside and 3 to 6 months in refrigerator. Always store them in an airtight container in a dry cool place. THIS HEALTH MIX IS DONE WITH 23 INGREDIENTS.

If your child is above 1 year, it can be given with milk. If formula milk is been added don't cook the milk, just add formula milk after cooking the sathumaavu kanji.
Since it has many ingredients it is best if cooked over the stove.
This power will help to gain weight in babies and toddlers.


Sathumaavu - Health Mix Power

Course : Baby/Toddler food

Cuisine : Indian

Prep time :10 minutes

Process time : 30 minutes

Total time : 4o minutes


  • Ragi - 1 cup

  • Corn - 1 cup

  • Jowar - 1 cup

  • Black urad dal - 1 cup

  • White urad dal - 1 cup

  • Green gram - 1 cup

  • Moong dal - 1 cup

  • Horse gram - 1 cup

  • Wheat - 1 cup

  • Brown rice - 1/2 cup

  • Sago - 1 cup

  • Peanuts - 1 cup

  • Black chana - 1 cup

  • Foxtail millet/ Thinai - 1 cup

  • Little millet/ saamai - 1 cup

  • Kodu millet/Varagu - 1 cup

  • Sesame seeds - 3 tsp

  • Bengal gram - 1 cup

  • Poha - 1 cup

  • Nuts( almonds, cashews) - 1 cup

  • Dried ginger powder - 3 tsp

  • Cardamom - 2


  • Take ragi,,black urad dal, white urad dal, yellow moong dal, green gram, horse gram, wheat, brown rice, black chana, foxtail millet, kodu millet, little millet each of 1 glass, put into colander and wash the well until all the impurities goes from it. Then strain it well.

  • Take a wide plate, spread clean kitchen cloth on it. Now spread all washed and strained grains on to the kitchen towel.

  • With your hands spread evenly, cover the spread grains with other thin cloth. Place them under semi-sunlight or under the fan for 1 hour.

  • Once they are dried completely, take a wide heavy bottom pan, start to dry roast the dried grains in medium to low flame, until they give good aroma, KEEP MIXING THEM, if not there are changes to get burned.

  • Transfer them into plate and allow them to cool down.

  • In the same pan add add corn, jower, sago, poha, bengal gram, nuts and cardamom, roast them well, transfer them into plate and allow them to cool.

  • Now again in the same pan add peanuts and roast them, allow them to cool then remove their skin,

  • Finally add sesame seeds with dried ginger powder and fry for 1 minute, transfer to plate.

  • Once all items have come to room temperature, transfer them into mixer jar and grind them in short intervals, if not you can grind them in mill.

  • After making them in fine powder, sieve them, allow the powder to cool.

  • Store the powder in air tight container or even you can keep in freezer.

  • While making kanji add 1 tsp of this powder.

Keep in mind: Always introduce this health mix after 7 months since they will be used to certain pulses and cereals, doesn't cause any allergies, but check out for any symptoms if your feeding for the first time. Salt and sugar is not advisable below 1 year, so don't add salt or sugar while making this powder.
If grinding at home, do it in intervals to avoid overheating of the blender.
Use a non-wet spoon while scooping the powder.

Pictorial :

Take all items
ready with colander
little millet
foxtail millet
kudo millet
horse gram
black urad dal
white urad dal
yellow moong dal
green gram
black chana
ready to wash
wash them well for 3 to 4 times
take plate or winnowing
cover with clean kitchen on it
pour the washed grains on it
spread them evenly
cover again on top with other cloth
dry under semi-sunlight or under fan
after drying them
take a heavy bottom pan, start dry roasting them in medium to low flame
until good aroma comes from it
let them cool
in same pan start roasting poha
bengal gram
dry roast them, transfer to plate
sesame seeds, cardamom and ginger powder roast them
finally add peanuts roast and remove the skin from it
let all come to room temperature
add them into mixer jar
grind fine powder
sieve them
spread them on paper and allow them to cool down
ready to make kanji!!


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

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