Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Sathu Maavu / Health Mix !




Health Mix or popularly called Sathumaavu is an amazing flour with the goodness and health benefits of a number of grains and nuts. Its an easy way and it is so versatile that it can be fed to kids in form of porridge or adding these to other food stuff like idlis and dosas and even dals.
And making at home is always better as you know what all goes in and the measurements of each one can be increased or decreased as per our preference.
I made this in India during my last trip and it is indeed a time consuming process to sprout few of them, dry and then roast them and then grind. But its pure satisfaction when you make something for your kid :)
Make it more flavorful with the cardamoms and dry ginger.


INGREDIENTS
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Tamil
Telugu
Hindi
Quantity
Wheat Kernel
Godumai
Godumalu
Gehun giri
400 gms
To sprout & Roast
Finger Millet
Kezhvaragu
Ragulu
Mandua / Ragi
400 gms
To sprout & Roast
Foxtail Millet
Thinai
Korra
Kangni
100 gms
To Roast
Pearl Millet
Kambu
Gantillu
Bajra
100 gms
To sprout & Roast
Kodo Millet
Varagu
Arikelu
Kodra
50 gms
To Roast
Barnyard Millet
Kuthiraivali
Odalu
Jhangora
50 gms
To Roast
Little Millet
Saamai
Sama
Kutki
50 gms
To Roast
Green Gram
Pachai Payaru
Pesara Pappu
sabut moong
250 gms
To sprout & Roast
Black Chickpeas
Karupu Mookadalai
Senagalu
Kala Channa
250 gms
To sprout & Roast
Sorgum
Cholam
Jonna
Jowar
125 gms
To Roast
Sweet corn(yellow)
Makkacholam
Mokkajonna
Makka
125 gms
To Roast
Sago
Javarisi
Saggubiyyam
Sabudana
125 gms
To Roast
Horsegram
Kollu
Ulavalu
Kulith
50 gms
To sprout & Roast
Red Rice
Sivaparisi
Biyyam
Lal Chaval
50 gms
To Roast
Peanuts
Verkadalai
Verusenaga / Pallilu
Mungfali
50 gms
To Roast
Roasted Gram Dal
Pottukadalai
PutnalaPappu
Buna chana Dal
100 gms
To Roast
Almonds
Badam
Badam
Badam
50 gms
To Roast
Cashew nuts
Mundiriparupu
Jeedi Pappu
Kaju
50 gms
To Roast
Green Cardamom
Elakai
Yelakalu
Elachi
10 Nos
Dry Ginger
Sukku
Sonti
Saunth
2 pieces

*Some pics of grains are taken from the internet.




STEPS

TO SPROUT AND ROAST.
  • Sprout the ingredients that are mentioned to sprout and roast. 
  • Wash each of them well separately in water and spread them on a plate and close with a cotton cloth.
  • Alternatively you can also tie them in a wet cotton cloth and hang them.
  • The time to sprout depends on the climate and also the grain. Green gram sprouts well in 2 - 3 days.. 
  • Black chickpeas takes 3 - 4 days to get one inch long sprouts..  Wheat kernels also takes quite some time.So you can keep these earlier and plan accordingly.
  • Ragi and pearl millet sprouts in a day , so probably they can be kept on the 3rd day so that you will have everything sprouted ready in 4 days.
  • Once sprouted dry them in shade till the moisture is gone.
  • Then roast them one by one till they are dry and little crisp.
  • I missed to sprout ragi alone and the pic shown here is from internet to give an idea how the ragi sprouts look like. I sprouted all 5 other grains.
  • And it is purely upto you to sprout these, you can also directly roast and grind them. But sprouting is definitely a value addition.
  • Some millets are difficult for babies to digest , so i have added them in small quantities. You can skip them too if making for small babies.


TO ROAST
  • Roast the other ingredients (that are mentioned to roast only) directly one by one in a pan on medium flame.
  • Roast the peanuts well and deskin them.
  • Lastly add dry ginger or dry ginger powder and cardamoms to the roasted grains. 
  • Grind them all to a fine powder in a mixie at home or better to give it in a flour mill.  
  • This flour can be used to make laddoos.
  • Mix with water and cook them as porridge with little sugar or jaggery.
  • Add a spoonful of this to dal or roti while cooking.
NOTE:
If you want to feed this for babies under 1 yr, then pls do exclude these ingredients as these are a bit hard to digest for babies.
1.Kodo Millet
2.Barnyard Millet
3.Little Millet
4.Horsegram
5. Almonds and Cashews (if any nut allergies)

6 comments:

  1. Hi. The above recepie is exactly what I was looking for. But you have not mentioned any particular quantity for adding each ingredient. How should we measure? Or is it equal quantity?

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  2. Hi Subha, I have mentioned the quantity for each.. may be its not visible in mobile. pls chk in web version

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  3. Oh right. In mobile it's not visible. I'll check in the Web. Thank u.

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  4. Hi. The above recepie is exactly what I was looking for. But you have not mentioned any particular quantity for adding each ingredient. How should we measure? Or is it equal quantity?

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  5. Hi Pavi! Most of the awesome ingredients like whole grain ragi & other millets are not available in USA. Do you have any suggestions?

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  6. Hi Pavi,

    hmmm was wondering if you could add a column giving kannada names of the ingredients as well...

    thx

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