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Sathu Maavu Burfi

In India, there is a type of flour called “Sathu maavu” in Tamil, which is made from a combination of grains, nuts, and dhals. This flour is high in protein and is often used to make “Kanji” (porridge). To make sweet porridge, milk and sugar are added, while for a sour version, buttermilk and salt are added.

As it can be time-consuming to make this flour at home, many people buy it ready-made from the market. Many food processing companies sell this flour as “Health Mix Powder” under their own brand name.

I made this burfi using “Manna Sathu Maavu”. Also try the mango burfi recipe.

Sathu Maavu Burfi

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: N/A
Course: SweetsCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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A Burfi made with Sathu Maavu and milk powder.


  • Sathu Maavu (Health Drink Mix) – 2 cups

  • Milk Powder – 1 cup

  • Sugar – 1 and 1/2 cup

  • Ghee – 2 tablespoons


  • In a pan, melt a tablespoon of ghee and add sathu maavu. Fry for two to three minutes on a medium flame and remove from stove.
  • Add milk powder to the fried flour and mix well. Set aside.
  • In a separate pan, heat half a cup of water and add sugar. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat when bubbles start to form.
  • Add the flour and stir continuously until the mixture thickens.
  • Add the remaining ghee and mix until it forms a soft dough.
  • Transfer the dough to a greased plate and let cool.
  • Cut into desired shapes and enjoy!
  • If desired, you can add cardamom powder, vanilla essence, or chopped nuts to the burfi.
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