Health mix powder (Millets mix powder/Multigrain mix) can be prepared with desired millets, grains and dried nuts in varied proportions. The one which I’m sharing is how my grandma make it in our home. You can alter the ingredients and adjust the quantity based on the availability and need. Keeping this mix as a base we can prepare many healthy dishes and I will be posting some easy recipes very soon.
Health Mix Powder(Sathu Maavu)
- Recipe Cuisine: Indian
- Recipe Category: Health Food
- Preparation Time: 3 days
- Cooking time: 15 mins
- Yields: 2 kgs
|Finger Millet (Ragi)||500 gms|
|Pearl Millet (Kambu)||500 gms|
|Red Rice (Sigapu arisi)||200 gms|
|Maize (Makka solam)||200 gms|
|Sorghum (Solam)||200 gms|
|Little Millet (Saamai)||200 gms|
|Barnyard Millet (Kuthiravaali)||200 gms|
|Kodo Millet (Varagu)||200 gms|
|Cashew nuts||20 nos|
|Roasted gram (Pottukadalai)||200 gms|
|Foxtail Millet (Thinai)1*||200 gms|
|Green gram dal (Pachapayiru)2*||100 gms|
|Horse gram (Kollu)||100 gms|
|Sago (Javvarisi)||100 gms|
1*Avoid adding Foxtail Millet (Thinai) if you are preparing it for pregnant ladies.
2*Porridge (kanji) will be frothy if you add green gram dal.
3*Adding cardamom gives a payasam/kheer flavour while making the porridge (kanji).
1. Take all the millets and grains separately in a wide plate or a bamboo winnowing fan (Muram) and check for small stones and insects and remove if any.
2. Wash everything separately and drain it. Spread a clean cloth and dry it under hot sun for 2 to 3 days. Sun dry the nuts as well.
3. Dry roast everything (sun dried millets, grains and nuts) separately. Keep the flame in medium high . Do not let it burn. Roasting it for 3 to 5 mins will be enough.
4. Mix everything together and send it to mill for grinding it to a fine powder and store it in an airtight container.
*Choosing the ingredients is purely based on your need.
*You can skip washing the millets and grains if it is not required
*Dry it under hot sun or dry it for 1 or 2 days more and make sure there is no moisture left.
*If you are making it in less quantity, you can grind it in mixer and sieve the flour.
*Once you brought from the mill, immediately spread the flour in a clean cloth and let it cool completely and then store it in an airtight container.
*Shelf life will be around 2 months if you are keeping it outside and you can use it up to 6 months when kept in fridge.