Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kanji/ Sathu Mavvu Podi (Multigrain Porridge Powder)

Sathu - Nutritious, Maavu - Powder. The very name says that it is a nutritious health mix. A mix of multiple grains and nuts, rich in protein and other nutrients. This is a wonderful breakfast for those who would like to diet and a starter food for your 6 month old child.

 This is an age old recipe and a super food. One glass is enough to keep you going until lunch time. You can even drink a glass of this kanji (Porridge) at night. It's totally filling. So now, a question would rise in your mind. Will I gain weight??? nope... this will not help you to gain weight, instead will give you stamina and boost your immunity.

A lot of us South Indians give this to our 6 month old children as one of the first solid foods. Ingredients may vary but the richness does not.

What you need:

  1. Ragi - 250 grams
  2. Bajra - 250 grams 
  3. Sabudana - 100 grams
  4. Wheat - 100 grams
  5. Green Moong - 100 grams
  6. Peanuts - 100 grams 
  7. Barley - 100 grams
  8. Chutney dal - 100 grams
  9. Par boiled rice - 100 grams
  10. Badam & Cashew nuts - 20 each
  11. Elaichi - 4 
How to go about it:
  1. In a dry heavy bottom kadai, roast each ingredient (except elaichi) separately until aromatic.
  2. Spread them on a plate to cool down and grind it in the flour mill.
  3. When you get the powder, spread it on newspaper and leave it to cool down and store this is in a dry airtight container. If you like to store this for more than 3 months, then seal them in freezer safe bags and freeze them. They would hold good up until 6 months to 1 year.

How to prepare the porridge:
  1. Take about 2 tbsp of this powder mix it with 1 1/2 cup of water. Bring it to a boil. Keep stirring the whole time to avoid lumps.
  2. Add about 1/2 cup of milk and sugar/ palm sugar and drink.
  3. If you don't want milk, then you can avoid it too.
Njoy a healthy drink!!!