Health Mix Ladoo or Sathu Maavu Ladoo

Health Mix Ladoo or Sathu Maavu Ladoo is an easy to make sweet that can be prepared in a jiffy. With Diwali nearing, I wanted something sweet and healthy yet liked by all to be prepared. Hence, whipped up these easy to make Health Mix Ladoos.

Health Mix Ladoo

This ladoo gets done in 15-20 minutes. I used the homemade sathu maavu/health mix powder that I had made recently following my mom’s measurement.  Only cooking involved is the roasting of the health mix or sathu maavu powder.

As my family needs something sweet post lunch, I always make Gulab Jamun, Chocolate, Kheer or some Ladoo. Sathu Maavu or Health Mix Ladoo is one such dish that I often make to satisfy their sweet cravings. I had made sathu maavu last week, hence used a batch of it for making these delicious ladoos. You can use store bought sathu maavu too. I used sugar for sweetness. You can add grated jaggery/jaggery syrup instead of sugar and make it more nutritious. I used sugar as I didn’t have enough quantity of jaggery, will shortly post the Sathu Maavu Ladoo with jaggery too. Until then, try and enjoy these easy, healthy and yummy ladoo during this festive season or as an after school snack for your kids.

Health Mix Ladoo


Health mix or sathu maavu – 2 cups
Sugar – ½ to ¾ cup
Ghee – ¼ cup
Powdered nuts – 2-3 tbspns
Cardamom powder – ½ tsp


Prep time – 10 mins
Cook time – 10 mins
Total time – 20 mins
Makes around 22-25 ladoos

  1. Heat ½ the quantity of ghee in a pan/kadai and roast the saathu maavu or health mix until the raw smell disappears and you get a nice aroma. Keep stirring continuously to avoid burning at the bottom. Turn the heat to low-medium while roasting.
  2. Powder the nuts (if using) coarsely in a mixie and set it aside.
  3. Powder sugar along with cardamom to a fine powder. Alternatively, you can use ½ -1 tsp of cardamom powder for the above quantity.
  4. Once the raw smell goes off, switch off the flame and remove the mixture to a bowl. Add powdered nuts and sugar. Blend everything well.
  5. Heat the remaining ghee until it melts. Slowly, add it to the bowl and mix well using a spoon or a ladle so that there are no lumps.
  6. When the mixture is warm to handle, shape them into ladoos. If you like, you can decorate the top with a fried cashew or raisin or badam slivers.
  7. Cool the ladoos and store it in airtight container.

Quick and healthy Sathu Maavu Ladoos are ready for relishing.

Health Mix Ladoo


  1. My cup measures around 200 ml. I used homemade sathu maavu/health mix powder. Store bought health mix too works fine for this recipe.
  2. I used about ¾ cup of sugar. You can increase or decrease the sugar quantity to suit your taste preferences.
  3. You can also dry roast the powder without adding ghee and add melted ghee at the end to shape into ladoos.
  4. While roasting, always ensure the heat is low or medium. Else, there are chances that the powder might get burnt at that bottom of the pan.
  5. You can add chopped and roasted nuts (cashews, unsalted pistas and badam) to the ladoo. If adding chopped nuts, add it in step 5. You can fry the nuts in the same pan before adding the health mix for roasting. I powdered them as my kids do not prefer biting on the nuts.
  6. Do not add the entire quantity of melted ghee all at once. Try shaping the ladoos by adding little ghee. If the ladoos do not hold shape then you can add little more. This way you can control the quantity of ghee that goes in.
  7. The above quantity yielded me around 22 ladoos (about the size of a ping pong ball).
  8. These ladoos can be stored in airtight container for 2-3 weeks. No refrigeration is required.