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Home Made Cerelac/Health Mix Powder/Sathu Maavu Powder for Babies

Home made cerelac or Health Mix Powder or Sathu maavu is one of the best weight gaining foods for babies.
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Course: Health Powder
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Author: Dr Hemapriya


  • 1.5 cup White/Brown Rice
  • 1 cup Black Urad Dal
  • 1 cup Green Gram
  • 1 cup Roasted Gram
  • 1 cup Moong Dal
  • 1 cup Masoor dal
  • 1 cup Wheat Dalia
  • ½ cup Sago
  • ½ cup Horse gram
  • ½ cup Corn
  • ½ cup Almonds
  • ½ cup Cashew
  • 10 pods Elachi


  • Soak all the ingredients in water for 10 minutes, rinse and dry them.
  • Roast Rice till they become little like puffed rice.
  • Roast Dal golden brown.
  • Roast Sago till they are little dry and crispy.
  • Roast Wheat Daliya golden brown.
  • Roast Horse Gram till dry and crispy.
  • Roast roasted bengal gram till crispy.
  • Roast Green Gram till the color changes form green to mild brown
  • Roast corn golden brown or till they crackle.
  • Roast Almonds and Elachi till they leave aroma.
  • Roast Cashew till golden brown
  • Let them cool for few minutes.
  • The roasted ingredients can either be powdered by blender or mixer grinder or in power mill.
  • Sift the the ground flour to make it more finer.
  • The sifted flour can be stored in an airtight container for atleast 4 to 6 months.


How to prepare Sathu Maavu/Health Mix Porridge for Babies
Mix 2 tablespoon of sathu maavu powder with water without lumps. Cook the mixture in medium flame for atleast 10 minutes. Fruits can be added to the porridge to make it sweet.
How to prepare Sathu Maavu/Health Mix Porridge for Adults
1. To a cup of milk add a half cup of water with 2 tablespoon of this sathu maavu powder. Mix without lumps.Cook them in low flame till the mixture is completely cooked. Add sugar and serve hot....
2. Add 2 tablespoon to a cup of water, mix without lumps. Cook it in medium flame. After it is cooked add buttermilk and pinch of salt and serve warm.....