How to Make Sattu Mix for Babies & Toddlers - FirstCry Parenting

Sattu Mix Recipe

If you want a real weight gaining food for your baby, then sattu it is! Sattu can be given to a child in many forms and the Sattu mix for babies is one such dish. Sattu mix or sattu maavu, as it is more popularly called, can be bought at a store or you can prepare this protein-rich mix at home so that you provide all the ingredients you would like to feed your baby. The best part about this mix is that it can be made once and stored in airtight containers for up to 6 months. You could use this mix to prepare kanji, porridge or smoothies in a jiffy after that. If you sprout the black chickpea before grinding, then it yields the best results since sprouting enhances the nutritional value of any grain or legume. But here, we have given you a simpler process. If you still want to sprout them then you can find the tips to sprout, in the recipe tips section.

Cooking Time 

Type Time (hh:mm:ss)
Preparation Time 00:15:00
Cook Time 00:45:00
Total Time 01:00:00

Cooking Method 

Gas stove and blender

Type of Meal 


Suitable For 

Any baby above 6 months of age

Meal Schedule 

Breakfast / Dinner

Recipe Type 

Main dish


Ingredients Quantity and Volume
Black chickpea 200 g
Brown rice 200 g
Wheat daliya 200 g
Ragi 200 g
Jowar 200 g
Roasted gram 200 g
Green gram 200 g
Sabudana 200 g
Moong dal 200 g
Horse gram 100 g
Ajwain 10 g
Dry ginger 10 g
Cardamom 15 g
Cashew 100 g
Almond 100 g
Pista 100 g


We will now see the step by step procedure of making this nutrient-dense sattu mix:

  1. Take an iron kadhai and start dry roasting all the ingredients separately, to save time it is best to utilize 2 burners and 2 kadhai at a time. The ingredients are to be roasted for different amounts of times, here is a guide on that:
    • Roast rice till it looks like puffed rice.
    • Roast pulses and daliya till they are golden brown.
    • Roast sabudana and horse gram till it is crispy and dry.
    • Roast green gram till the color changes to light brown.
    • Roast cashew till its golden brown.
    • Roast almonds and cardamoms till your get their aroma.
  2. Once all ingredients are roasted, let them cool down.
  3. Grind all of them in a blender.
  4. Sift the flour mix to get finer consistency.
  5. Store them in airtight containers.

Recipe Tips

This is an easy Sattu mix recipe for a baby which is easily done in 10 minutes and can be your go-to recipe on a busy day.

  • Make sure all the roasting is happening on medium to low flame.
  • If you are making it for a child younger than 1 year then avoid the nuts.
  • Ingredients could be added based on the kind of diet you follow for your child, allergies, etc. Some of the other healthy choices for addition would be flax seed, dried peas, peanuts, etc.
  • Make sure all the grains are free of any grit or stones.
  • If you want to first sprout the grains and legumes, then follow the below process:
    • Wash and soak them overnight.
    • Next day morning wash them thoroughly and tie them in a thin cloth, individually, and keep them in a dry and warm place for 10-12 hours.
    • Once sprouted, put them in the sun to dry for a few hours.

Nutrition Information (Per 100 g)

Nutrient Value
Energy 375 Kcal
Protein 16 gm
Carbohydrates 55 gm

Health Benefits

This home-made Sattu mix baby food recipe is one of the easiest ways to get tonnes of nutrition into your child.

  • All the pulses and nuts make this an extremely protein-rich food.
  • It provides a good source of energy in just one meal.
  • Sattu is a naturally cooling drink that is great for regulating body temperature.
  • It also aids digestion and cleans colons helping in detoxifying as well.
  • It has a low glycaemic index and regulates blood pressure.
  • Sattu also increases appetite so really good for developing kids.

Buying Guide

  • Organic is the way to go, so buy all organic products for this mix.
  • Buy only reputed brands of grains and other ingredients.

We hope this recipe on how to make Sattu mix for a child was clear and concise and you would be happy to try this with your munchkin soon.


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