Sathu maaavu kanji is one we used to have everyday during our childhood days. Amma used to make an awesome kanji maavu . Also she makes a semi solid khoozl out of it smeared with ghee ,and me and my sister sitting on the stair case used to lick this with this fingers. Whenever amma returns from office and was in a confusion on what to make for us to satisfy our hunger cravings, this will be the handy one for her. Also ragi puttu is one more which she used to make for us and we love the most. Will blog that soon.
Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 Mins |Makes: 1 kg approx.
Ragi | Finger millet 1/2 cup
Potttukadalai | Chutney dal 1/2 cup
Black channa | kondakadalai 1/2 cup
Dried corn | makka cholam 1/2 cup
Whole wheat | Godhumai 1/2 cup
Kambu | Pearl Millet 1/2 cup
Green gram |pacha payaru 1/2 cup
Peanuts (de skinned) 1/2 cup
Badam | almonds 7 (optional)
Cashew nuts 7 (optional)
Kasa kasa | poppy seeds 2 tsp
To make porridge:
Sathu maavu 2 tsp
Milk 3/4 cup
Water 1/2 cup
Sugar 1 and 1/2 tsp
- In a pan dry roast all the ingredients separately. Dry roast without getting it burnt.
- Roast till it nicely pops up.
- Allow this to cool and grind this in a mill. Grinding bulk at home will not be very smooth.
- Once it is powdered , to make the porridge, for one person take 2 tsp of kanji maavu and dissolve it in 1/2 cup of water without any lumps.
- Cook this in a low flame till it becomes semi solid consistency.
- Add milk to this and and keep in a low flame . Add sugar and stir well. When it comes to boiling switch off the flame. Be careful at this stage, it will become burnt easily so soon.
- Sathu maavu kanji is ready to serve.
- Adding badam and cashew nuts are optional in the recipe. If you do not want just skip it.
- My mom adds elachi powder and a pinch of edible camphor (pachakarpooram) to this while making . But since i don’t like both the flavours i don’t add it.
- We can make a savoury version of this kanji maavu too. Will post that later.