Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sathu Ma Kanji Podi / Nutritious Porridge Powder- Healthy Breakfast on the go!

If you grew up in south India, you may be pretty familiar with this sathu ma kanji. It is a blend of various grains, dals and dried fruit flavored with some cardamom. It is cooked in water and milk and sweetened to be taken as a breakfast drink. It has the goodness of lot of grains and very nutritious.

I was getting tired of eating he same old cereal, oat meal etc in the morning.It takes a just a few minutes. pour it in your insulated coffee mug and you are good to start the day. Healthy breakfast to kick start your day is ready.

I used what ever was in my home to make this porridge powder. Most of these ingredients are available in whole foods or other super markets. Whole wheat grains  ( godhumai)are used, i did not have any and replaced it with atta :)

other things to add include, quinoa, flax seeds or powder, cashews, peanuts, walnuts etc!


Get ready

  • 3 tbsp quick oats
  • 3 tbsp sabudana/ tapioca pearls
  • 3 tbsp pearl barley
  • 3 tbsp millet/ ragi
  • 3 tbsp whole wheat flour/ atta
  • 3 tbsp parboiled rice (can replace it with brown rice)
  • 3 tbsp sliced almonds
  • 3 tbsp pottukadalai/ dalia dal
  • 4-5 cardamom pods

Dry roast all ingredients separetly till golden, cool and powder them together till fine.
 store in an air tight container.

Add some honey/ sugar to the cooked porridge and a dollop of ghee and it's a perfect meal for your skinny toddler.

5 comments:

  1. Healthy podi,thanks for sharing.

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  2. That was one beautiful and healthy combo of grains.

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  3. so healthy and delicious podi..

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  4. very healthy and delicious recipe..
    Anjana

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  5. so how do you make the porridge ?

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