Health Mix Porridge

Health Mix Porridge:

Healthy and easy breakfast to prepare for the busy morning. Just with few ingredients, this porridge can be prepared in no matter of time. No wonder it is a very healthy and easy to have during busy hours. Yummy…


Health mix-3 tbsp

Water- 250 ml

Powdered jaggery- 1 tbsp

Ghee- 2 Tsp

Recipe for health mix, click the link below

Click the link below to get this mix ready fresh from the kitchens of Chettinad

Health Mix / Sathu mavu


Add the above-mentioned health mix in 250 ml of water, dissolve without lumps, add powdered jaggery. (add more half cup water if you like drinking consistency as malt)

Bring it to boil over a medium flame, once the mix gets thicken and transparent consistency remove from flame.

Transfer to serving bowl smear some ghee on top and serve.


Oats Upma

Oats Upma:

Millets have strong presence in India because of its greater health and diet benefits. Similar kind of cereal that finds extensive use in the western countries is Oats. Many Interesting recipes can be prepared with this quick oats. Upma is one of the breakfast delicacies in South India. Let us explore the uniqueness of this Upma cooking style and taste using Oats. This Upma  is really good and tasty. We know Millets also have the same taste and health benefits to match with Oats ,Millet provides a host of nutrients, has a sweet nutty flavour, and is considered to be one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains available. Even though,nowadays we have the fashion of eating Oats,based on it health benefits and easy to prepare.

Whole Grain Oats:

Oatmeal is a whole grain, and eating whole grains can lower your risk for several diseases, including high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Oatmeal also contains lignans, a plant chemical that has been found to prevent heart disease. The food label on your package of oats should list one ingredient: whole grain oats. Avoid prepackaged oatmeal that may be high in both sodium and sugar and lower in beneficial fiber. The Dietary Guidelines for  eating whole grains to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. In addition, whole grains such as oats are a source of iron, magnesium and B vitamins.

Lower Cholesterol
Eating oatmeal can lower your cholesterol, especially your LDL, or “bad” cholesterol. If you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol, consider adding oatmeal to your daily menu.Oatmeal is one of the top five foods to eat to improve your cholesterol numbers.

Ingredients :

Oats-1 cup, serves 1 person

Carrot,Green peas,Beans and corn kernels-each 1tsp or 1/2 cup altogether(chopped)

Ghee or oil to fry oats-1 tsp

Curry leaves-1 twig

Onion chopped-1/2

Green chilli-2nos

To temper:

Oil-1 tbsp

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Urad dal-1/4 tsp

Method to Prepare Oats Upma:

Heat pan with ghee fry oats to golden brown keep it ready.


Heat same pan with one tbsp of oil, season with To temper Ingredients.

Add chopped onion fry until golden yellow,add cut vegetables and curry leaves fry till it gets half cooked.

Add 3/4 cup of water allow it to boil,add salt now.

Add fried oats and stir for 3 to 5 minutes in low flame,gradually it gets cooked soft.

Transfer to a bowl and enjoy your breakfast,no need of any side dish.


Ragi koozh

Ragi Koozh(Keppai Kool):

Ragi porridge (Finger millet) has enormous nutritional facts which helps Adult,Children and pregnant women.We can have ragi in many ways this porridge is easy to prepare and eat in all situation.I made it in to balls,so that it will not stick to hands while eating and neat to serve,If you prefer to have drinking consistency,add one more cup of water and cook.

The natural fat content in ragi is lower than all other cereals. No other cereal comes close to ragi when it comes to calcium content. As compared to white rice, ragi contains higher amounts of dietary fibre

Diabetic patients can trust ragi to create a restrained build in glucose levelIt is believed that ragi promotes better digestion. The high calcium and iron content is useful for the bone growth and overall development of the infant. Specially-processed ragi powders for infants are available widely to be used during weaning.Lactating mothers are urged to include ragi, especially when it is green as it enhances milk handling and imbibes the milk with the essential amino acids, iron and calcium required for the nutrition of the mother as well as the child.




Ragi flour-1 cup

Salt -1 pinch

Water-2 cups


Take heavy bottom wide pan or non-stick tawa,add flour,salt and water dilute it.


Switch on stove in medium flame,stir continuously.

Gradually it gets thicken and colour changes to dark brown completely.

Make wet your hand  and touch the porridge it will not stick to your hand,This is the correct stage to remove from flame.


Take a bowl of water wet your hand completely and make balls of your preferred size.

This matches with powdered jaggery and ghee or Kudal kuzhambu,keerai sambar ,Onion tomato chutney and mor kuzhambu.