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September 11, 2014

Millet Energy Mix Powder Recipe/Sathu Maavu Recipe–Millet Recipes

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Last week when i went to Salem my MIL gave me this homemade mixed millet powder/Energy mix powder and told me to prepare Dosa or porridge for our breakfast/dinner.She also told me the quantity & the procedure of making it.I never thought its so easy to make.Sorry,I couldn’t take stepwise pictures.I will try to add it soon.Yesterday i made dosa with this flour and it came out very well.I was very happy & contented to get the benefits of all millet/sirudhaniyam in one recipe Happy.Sendhil told me to blog this recipe as it may be useful to many of you.So here you go,my MIL’s mixed millet flour aka millet sathu maavu recipe for you all.But this powder is only for adults and not for kids.U can make any number of variations by adding moong dal,nuts and rice too.U can prepare all our south Indian breakfast recipes like porridge,dosa,kozhukattai,adai & paniyaram using this flour.Next week i will try to share some yummy recipes using this millet powder.
Till then check out my detailed post on millets and its varieties with its health benefits.
Thinai idli/Foxtail millet idli
Mixed millet laddu recipe

 millet energy mix powder

Millet energy mix powder

Millet energy mix powder Energy mix powder recipe using millets for healthy breakfast and dinner !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Yields: 1.5 kgs
Prep time: 20 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


  • Ragi/Finger millet - 1/4 kg
  • Varagu/Kodo millet - 1/4 kg
  • Saamai/Little millet - 1/4 kg
  • Kuthiravali/Barnyard millet - 1/4 kg
  • Kambu/Pearl millet - 1/4 kg
  • Thinai/Foxtail millet - 1/4 kg

  • Clean the millets in muram if u suspect for any debris.

  • Heat a wide kadai and dry roast all the millets one by one.Stand nearby & keep mixing without moving around else it may burn as they are very small in size.Keep the flame medium high.Each millet takes maximum 3-4 minutes to get roasted.

  • Roast them one by one till its color changes slightly and u get a nice roasted smell.Collect them in a plate and let it cool.

  • After it cools down,grind them in a flour mill or mixie.Sieve it and spread the flour in a paper to cool down.Store in an air tight box.Stays good for months !

U can make sweet or salt porridge,Dosa by adding buttermilk,adai or even kozhukattai too !

  • Roasting the millets gives a nice flavour to the powder.Don’t skip it but be careful while roasting.Do not burn them.
  • For variations u can add roasted green gram dal or yellow moong dal.U can add rice too.

Make this millet powder and enjoy the benefits of all millets in one recipe Smile
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  1. super healthy powder... very good gift from MIL

  2. Chitra... where do we get Millets in Bangalore?

    1. Hi Susee, please chk this post.Here i have mentioned some places :)

  3. So much of Health in single powder .AS u said def not for kids bcz they need a strong digestive track it seems right ?

    1. Yes dear ,its a very filling recipe for people on diet. Takes some time for digestion n not for kids :)

  4. Healthy powder.. Homemade is always best

  5. Love these energy mix...we make mostly laddo with it!!

  6. thanks for sharing.. didnt know how to make it

  7. Just now I was going through your web site reg. millets and its uses and recipes. Very useful information indeed. I would like to ask following questions please:

    1) Reg. millets sathu maavu : for making porridge can we mix this powder directly with milk, or does it require stirring before adding milk with the stirred and cooked flour?

    2)for making dosa, how much of this flour to be mixed with 1 cup rice and half cup urad dal ground flour? (Usually our dosa proportion is one cup rice and half a cup urad dal)

    Request yr reply please.


    1. Hi , u should cook the powder in water before adding milk or buttermilk.Please check my porridge post for more details :

    2. For millet dosa,i usually make instant dosa without using rice & urad dal.I have shared the same in this post.
      If u want to use rice & urad dal,u can add 1 cup of this flour with the ratio u mentioned.Hope i have cleared ur doubts.Pls chk the links for more info :) Thanks.

  8. Hi Chitra, I came across your blog on how to prepare Sathu Maavu. I am an housewife with a 3 yrs old kid, and have been giving Sathu Maavu Pooridge to my kid over the last 2 years on my mothers insistence, I could see in person the health benefits and how her immunity has increased over the years. I plan to sell this powder mix to people who are interested, and can arrange the supply across India. It would be completely home made. Please pass this to your friends who might be interested or drop me a mail to if you require further details

    1. Hi, I am happy to know this.I will surely tell my friends.People who land on this page will also make use of your supply.Thanks.

  9. Very nice recipe..thank mam..
    Can we add Sorghum(cholam) to the above millet sattumavu powder

  10. Hi, kalai vani deepak.
    can you please share detals about the sathu maavu mix. i would be interested.
    you can contact me @ 8095426622


  11. Hi Chitra, I am a doctor based out of Mumbai. I know that the properties of Millets are amazing. Can you suggest specific recipes for disease such as Diabetes type 2, hypercholestermia, hypertension and obesity ? It is an interesting field of study. Pl let me know if I can help you in this endeavor. Call me on cell 9930680444. Best wishes, Raj

    1. Hello sir,
      Thanks for visiting my page.Iam not sure about the particular recipes for these diseases.If you can help me out i would be grateful.Please mail me to

    2. Hello sir,
      Thanks for visiting my page.Iam not sure about the particular recipes for these diseases.If you can help me out i would be grateful.Please mail me to


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