Homemade Sprouted Cerelac/ Sprouted Sathu Mavu/ Health Mix Powder for Babies

Homemade Sprouted Cerelac/ Sprouted Sathu Mavu

Homemade Sprouted Cerelac/ Sathu Mavu for Babies

Homemade Sprouted Cerelac/ Sprouted Sathu Mavu – Instant Homemade cerelac substitutes are among the most searched for posts on our website after the food charts for babies, of course.

Last time, I shared with you all how we made 4 varieties of cereal substitutes for babies at home in a very easy way. Our instant khichdi cereal is very popular too.

I was often asked to update the traditional sathu mavu or homemade sprouted cerelac which is traditionally given to babies in South India and is wholesome food in itself. It is a wholesome health mix which is prepared from many cereals, millets, pulses and nuts.

But since I had not prepared it myself, neither was I able to get in touch with someone who had made it, I could not post it.

Recently, I was fortunate to get in touch with Kaajal Mehta, a super-mum who shared her sprouted cereal recipe and was kind enough to let us share it with you all. She told us that she took inspiration from a number of sources and tweaked them to arrive at this recipe for her baby. Her baby loves his mix and you can’t ask for a healthier and more nutritious cereal for your baby.


Homemade Sprouted Cerelac/ Sprouted Sathu Mavu


Brown Rice–100gm




Green gram–100gm

Black gram–100gm



Roasted gram-100gm



Dry Ginger–10gm

Elaichi–15 gm




Soak Wheat, Ragi, Chickpeas, Corn, Jowar, Green Gram in water overnight or for approx 8 hours.

Next day tie them in a cloth separately and let it sprout for about 8 hours.

Once sprouted keep them under sunlight for a day.

Then mix them all and roast it on low flame in a non stick tawa.

Let it cool down and powder it nicely in a grinder.


Sprouted cereals for sathu mavu

Roast black gram, brown rice, Ajwain, dried ginger, groundnuts, roasted gram.

Powder it and mix it with the above mixture.

Roast nuts and cardamom for sprouted sathu mavu

Roast badam, cashews and elaichi separately, powder it and mix it.

Store it in a air tight container and keep it in fridge. This powder can be stored for up to 3 months.

When to start this baby cereal for babies?

You may start this powder for babies after 9-10 months, if your baby has been started on nuts. Start with just a spoonful on the first day and stay alert for any reactions. Follow the 3-day rule here. This powder is good for older kids too and can be added talons, halwa etc.  

How to cook this powder to make porridge for baby?

Take 1 cup water in a pan and add 2 tablespoons of this powder. Mix well to ensure there are no lumps. Now bring this mixture to a boil and cook while stirring for 8-10 minutes.

Recommended Reading:

Instant Homemade Cereals/ Cerelac substitutes for Babies 

Instant Khichdi Cereal/ Dal rice cereal for Babies

Age-wise Food Chart for Babies

Top 10 foods for weight gain in Toddlers/Kids

Hope this food chart will help you in planning your baby’s food. If you like it, do share it in your circle. Do leave a comment to ask a question or let us know your feedback.  You can follow us on Youtube, Facebook, twitter and pinterest.


ShishuWorld TV - Recipes / Home Remedies for babies, Kids
Subscribe For New Videos Every Week

9 Replies to “Homemade Sprouted Cerelac/ Sprouted Sathu Mavu/ Health Mix Powder for Babies”

  1. Neha says:

    Nice recipe!

    Can I give this to my 3-year old son?

  2. Shabana says:

    My baby does not tolerate brown rice so which rice shall I use.

    1. Priya Sachan says:

      Use the regular rice that you use otherwise.

  3. Anitha says:

    I prepared healthmix successfully…but my baby doesn’t like the taste of ajwain and refusing to eat..what to do?

    1. Priya Sachan says:

      You can make it without ajwain too.

  4. Poonam says:

    You have not mentioned about dry ginger…when to put it i mean…powder it and then put it or raost it powder it and then put it…i am amateur in kitchen..plz tell me.

    1. Priya Sachan says:

      You can add dry dinger when you add ajwain. I have added it to the recipe now. Thanks for pointing it out.


Leave a Reply