We started using Sathu maavu at our home when my grandma was feeling weak and fatigued. At the same time my sister also delivered a baby, and she was in search for food items that can give her better strength & health.
As preparing of this mavvu/powder at home itself from scratch is time consuming process (sprouting, drying, roasting and powdering), my mom started to use a store-bought famous brand. But we were not satisfied as it increased our body weight.
So, we started to make our own powder at home, and it was super food for babies & adults. As days passed, we couldn’t prepare it due to daily workload, unavailability of people and arranging good quality ingredients.
After I joined HLP community, I understood the importance of avoiding 5 whites and wanted to replace milk at home. I was eagerly waiting for this product in HLP Store, as it is the one place, we could buy trusted products.
I started to make kanji with this sattu mavvu. Sometimes I add ginger, jeera, onions, and fresh coriander leaves and it would be my first drink in the morning after having water on empty stomach. If you have 1 glass of this kanji, you will not feel hungry or fatigue until lunch. Unfortunately, my kids and husband are not very fond of this health mix.
But I wasn’t ready to compromise on their health. Being a mother, you need to learn tweaking healthy foods into whole family’s diet, understanding their taste buds and body needs too. I made laddoos out of it so that they can also enjoy Satthu as healthy snacks.
Heartful gratitude to HLP World Store for bringing this product for us. Hope all start to reap the benefits of this wonderful product.
Sharing the recipe, I followed for making the delicious laddoos. Hope you all try this and share the feedback.
- 2 Cups of HLP Store Sathu Maavu Mix
- 1 cup dates(preferred Kimia dates or any soft dates)
- 1 cup Sugar cane Jaggery/ powdered palm candy or 1/4 to 1/2 cup palm jaggery syrup
- 1/4 cup A2 ghee
- 1/4 cup crushed nuts/any preferred nuts
- Dry roast the Sathu Maavu Mix for 2-3 minutes in low flame. Make sure not to over-roast/burn it.
- Transfer to mixing bowl and allow it to cool.
- Chop the deseeded dates, coarsely grind the nuts, jaggery and ghee.
- Add to the roasted powder and mix well.
- Roll them into laddus and store them in an air tight container.
- If you use jaggery syrup, make sure you finish the dish in 15 days.
- If you use dry jaggery powder, the shelf life is more.
- Add a pinch of Himalayan salt to enhance sweet taste.
- Adjust ghee as per your needs
- You can add your own creative culinary ideas, like you can add dry rose petals.
Shared by Hima Bindu, HLP WORLD Community