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Sathumavu Cookies / Sprouted Health mix Cookies

Niranjana Sankaranarayanan
Sathumaavu or Health mix is a powder made with different pulses and grains. We can make it in two ways - Either by simply roasting the grains and grinding it to a powder or the sprouted ones. In the sprouted health mix powder, the grains are first sprouted and then they are roasted, and finally made into a fine powder. The sprouted ones are more healthy and rich in proteins. Sathumaavu cookies is the best way to tempt the kids to eat this. To make Sathumaavu cookies, I have used Cane sugar instead of Refined sugar.
My mom and grandmom usually makes this Sathumaavu powder at home and give it to me. Appa will buy all the ingredients necessary to make it. It is an elaborate process but the homemade is the best.This Sathumavu is totally different from the sattu that is used widely in Northern parts of india.
This is used to make porridge which is very healthy. We can give it to kids and adults as well.But most kids doesn't like the porridge and some make ladoos with it and some brownies, cakes. Here I went ahead and made cookies. Kids will definitely love these cookies and it is the best way to make them eat the health mix.
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Coconut Macaroons
Butter biscuit
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Baking, Biscuit, Cookies
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 12 cookies


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  • 1 cup Sathumavu / Sprouted Healthmix powder
  • 1/8 cup Badam drink powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 3/4 cup Cane Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 cup Milk


  • Weigh all the ingredients and keep it ready.
  • Take a bowl, add butter into it.
  • Then sift the cane sugar into the bowl with butter. This helps in even mixing and the lumps can be avoided.
  • Beat the cane sugar and butter well until they are blended well. They should be in crumbly texture.
  • Take Sathumaavu, Badam drink powder, baking powder and sift everything together to blend well.
  • Mix with a spatula or hand beater.
  • Then add milk slowly. Bring all the ingredients together and form a dough.
  • Do not knead it too much like we do for a chappathi dough.
  • Once the dough is ready you can start making cookies.
  • If it is sticky, wrap the dough with cling wrap, refrigerate it for 30 minutes and then use the dough.
  • Take small portion of the dough, make balls and flatten it.
  • Grease the baking tray with butter or line it with butter paper.
  • Arrange the cookies on the baking tray.
  • Place one almond on the top of each cookie.
  • Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree celsius for 3 minutes and bake the cookies at 140 degree celsius for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Once done, allow it to cool and then remove from the tray so that the cookies come out without sticking to the butter paper.
  • Store it in an air-tight container and use it.



You can use regular sugar in powdered form or icing sugar instead of cane sugar.
Add milk slowly. Donot add it in one stretch.
If the dough is sticky do refrigerate it and use.
The temperature and the time will vary from oven to oven. So do keep an eye on the cookies.
Immediately after baking, the cookies might look undercooked and soft. So allow it to cool and then eat.
Keyword Health biscuit, Healthmix cookies, Sathumavu biscuit