Sathumaavu Urundai | Health Mix Laddus with Ghee Residue

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This is one of our traditional family recipe but with a twist. Here is the super simple sathu maavu urndai or health mix laddus or multigrain laddus prepared with ghee residue, sugar and with the health mix. This is a semi homemade recipe as I went with store bought sathu maavu.

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After a month’s break, I am back with my Blogging Marathon themed posts. This week’s theme is Holiday dishes. Summer break is going to start soon and with the holidays coming up, we have to stock our pantry with different snacks and dishes. So these Holiday Dishes are kid’s friendly snacks. Great and perfect theme naa?  I so wish that I could take a break during summer and stay with Vaandu at home. I know it’s not possible. Poor kiddo has to go to summer camps during his break too.  But I didn’t want vaandu to miss the food fun during holidays.  I am preparing what my mom used to prepare for me during the holidays. (Luckily vaandu likes them too) The first two are the traditional recipes and the last one is going to be my own for my vaandu. :-)

Now coming back to today’s recipe, back in Periyakulam, Amma used to prepare ghee from scratch if not she will buy butter and prepare the ghee. We never bought ghee from store till date. Yes, you read it right, till date. I don’t buy it either. I don’t prepare it from scratch but get the organic butter and prepare ghee at home. I do add curry leaves and drumstick leaves (if I have) while preparing the ghee. I love the flavor of those leaves in ghee.  Usually we prepare pongal or rasam in the vessel in which we melted the butter. But sometimes amma used to roast wheat flour in it and adds some sugar and serve me without shaping into laddus. I love that mix and it has the burnt flavor of ghee. It is a very unique taste. Ghee residue in Tamil is called as Nei Kasadu. (நெய் கசடு)

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I always have sathu maavu in my pantry. As my home made one got over, I bought the store bought mix. It comes in handy for preparing porridge and gruel. Last week when I prepared ghee, I thought why not roast the sathu maavu instead of wheat flour. Then went one step further and shaped into balls with more ghee. Viola – health mix laddus were ready in no time.

All you need is three ingredients – the health mix, ghee and powdered sugar. You can prepare the same without the ghee residue too. (You will miss the burnt ghee taste but ghee is ghee always. No matter what it tastes good) now sky is the limit. You can add cardamom powder and your favorite nuts or prepare this with wheat flour or ragi flour or millet flour.  

So without any delay here is the super simple recipe,

Ingredients:

  • Sathumaavu/Health Mix – 1 cup
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp + 2 tbsps (If you are not using ghee vessel, add 2 more tbsps)
  • Powdered Sugar – 3/4 cup

Steps:

  • Here is my vessel in which I prepared the ghee.

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  • Heat this vessel and add 1 cup of sathumaavu or health mix.
  • In medium heat, slowly roast it for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Then add the powdered sugar and 1 tbsp of ghee and mix them well.
  • Turn the heat off and let it cool for about 5 to 7 minutes.

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  • Once you can handle the heat, slow add little bit of ghee (don’t add the entire 2 tbsps of ghee) and shape it into balls as shown in the video. 

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That’s it, yummy laddus are ready. Store them in air tight container.

Notes:

  • Instead of health mix, you can prepare this with wheat flour or ragi flour or any millet flour.
  • Adjust the sugar according to your preference.
  • If you are not using ghee vessel, heat the kadai or heavy bottomed vessel with 2 tbsps of ghee and dry roast the flour.
  • Cardamom powder and dry fruits can be added for additional taste.

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Sathumaavu Urundai | Health Mix Laddus with Ghee Residue
A kids friendly, semi homemade sweet laddus or balls prepared with store bought sathumaavu or health mix and with ghee residue.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. Sathumaavu/Health Mix - 1 cup
  2. Ghee - 1 tbsp + 2 tbsps (If you are not using ghee vessel, add 2 more tbsps)
  3. Powdered Sugar - 3/4 cup
Instructions
  1. Here is my vessel in which I prepared the ghee.
  2. Heat this vessel and add 1 cup of sathumaavu or health mix.
  3. In medium heat, slowly roast it for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Then add the powdered sugar and 1 tbsp of ghee and mix them well.
  5. Turn the heat off and let it cool for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Once you can handle the heat, slow add little bit of ghee (don’t add the entire 2 tbsps of ghee) and shape it into balls as shown in the video.
  7. That’s it, yummy laddus are ready. Store them in air tight container.
Notes
  1. Instead of health mix, you can prepare this with wheat flour or ragi flour or any millet flour.
  2. Adjust the sugar according to your preference.
  3. If you are not using ghee vessel, heat the kadai or heavy bottomed vessel with 2 tbsps of ghee and dry roast the flour.
  4. Cardamom powder and dry fruits can be added for additional taste.
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30 thoughts on “Sathumaavu Urundai | Health Mix Laddus with Ghee Residue

  1. Same pinch.We too add curry leaves / drumstick leaves and along with that a few fenugreek seeds too while making ghee. This is one healthy ladoo and I have sathumaavu . Will make this for the kids.

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