“Mother & Baby” was my dream Magazine and this recipe along with 4 other recipes of mine were published in M&B June 2016 Edition. Link(Here) to have a glimpse on the published index.
This multigrains laddoo was my regular evening snack on the first 2 trimesters when we were alone in Bangalore. My mom prepared the health mix powder and brought along on hearing the good news from us. As she too was working by that time, she couldn’t stay with me longer than 2 weeks. But her healthmix powder did and supplied all essential nutrients for me along with the sentiment of Mom’s preparation…
I am continuing to have health mix powder regularly in some form and now it is eagerly shared by my lil one too..
Health Mix Laddoo Recipe – Ingredients
Health Mix/Multigrains Powder/Sathu Maavu – 1/2 cup
Palm Jaggery/Karuppatti – 1/4 cup
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Dry ginger powder/Sukku thool – 1 pinch
1.Dry roast Health mix powder/Sathu maavu for 3-5 mins in medium flame until nice aroma wafts around. Grate palm jaggery, add it to a pan along with water just till immersing level.2.Add a generous pinch of dry ginger powder/sukku thool and allow it to boil. When it nicely bubbles up and thickens like honey, switch off the stove.3.Filter for impurities and add to dry-roasted flour. Mix well with a ladle.4.Melt a tbsp of ghee and add to the mix. Again mix well with ladle.5.When it is still warm, shape them into laddoos.
- While dry-roasting health mix powder, make sure not to burn it. Keep stirring continuously to avoid browning at certain portions.
- For 3+ years babies, you shall add cashew bits when melting ghee. I have not added as I am posting this under 1 year babies.
- Karuppatti sweetened laddoo will slightly harden over time. If you opt for more softer version, just grind some roasted peanuts or sesame seeds and add that paste while making laddoo. The oil in these 2 will keep the ladoo softer over time..
- If you don’t have dry ginger powder, then add cardamom powder. If cardamom powder is already added in health mix powder as mine, you shall skip that too. But make sure, any one of the powders or both are added for proper digestion.
Palm Jaggery/Karuppatti – Calcium, Iron, Protein, Vitamin B, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus and Dietary Fiber
Health Mix/Sathu Maavu – In this Link