How to Make Green Gram (Mung Bean) Pancakes

Updated on January 30, 2020
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Green gram (AKA mung bean) pancakes
Green gram (AKA mung bean) pancakes

A Healthy and Nutritious Take on Breakfast

Green gram (mung beans) are known to contain high levels of protein and dietary fiber. They are a good source of iron, manganese, potassium, folate, copper, zinc, and vitamins. People use them extensively in their daily food. You can use them either raw or cooked.

Mung bean pancakes are very soft, aromatic, and delicious. I can usually eat about two to three of them at a time—they are pretty filling. In this recipe, I use onions, ginger, capsicum, green chilies, and coriander leaves along with the mung beans. This is an easy recipe to follow, so you won't go wrong with this dish, even if you are a beginner cook.

Once the batter is ready, making the pancakes doesn't take much time at all. You can make a single pancake in about three or four minutes. Serve hot pancakes with pickle, chutney, or tomato sauce. Tomato pickle pairs very well with these pancakes.

Now, let me show you in detail how to make these green gram (mung bean) pancakes.

5 stars for Green Gram Pancakes or Mung Bean Pancakes

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: four servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green gram (mung beans), soaked in water for 8 hours or overnight
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1/2 capsicum, chopped into small cubes
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 2–3 green chilies, less hot variety, finely chopped
  • 1 (1/2) tsp oil, for each pancake
  • 1/4 tsp salt to taste
  • 3–4 tbsp rice flour
Mung bean pancakes are healthy, savory, and filling.
Mung bean pancakes are healthy, savory, and filling.

Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. Wash the green gram then soak them in fresh water for 8–10 hours or overnight.
  2. Strain the green gram, then grind them to get a little rough paste. There is no need to add additional water while grinding.
  3. Collect the batter in a mixing bowl. Add finely chopped onions, grated carrots, chopped green chilies, diced capsicum, chopped coriander leaves, grated ginger, rice flour, and salt.
  4. Mix well. Add a cup of water. Let the batter be thick.
  5. Heat a griddle or pan and grease it with oil. Pour a ladle full of the batter in the center and spread it a little. The pancakes should be thick.
  6. Add a few drops of oil on the surface and on the edges. Keep the heat on medium. Cover the pan for 1–2 minutes.
  7. Flip it once the bottom becomes golden-brown. Add a few drops of oil on the top side. No need to cover the pan. Cook for another minute or two.
  8. Remove the pancake and place it on a serving plate. Your first delicious mung bean pancake is ready! Repeat these steps to make additional pancakes.
  9. Serve two hot pancakes on a plate with a pickle, tomato sauce, or chutney. I like to eat these pancakes with tomato pickle. They pair very well.
  10. Enjoy eating these scrumptious green gram pancakes!

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Soak the green gram in water for 8 hours or overnight.Grind the green gram without adding water to make a little rough batter.Keep all of your ingredients at the ready.Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl as per instructions and combine them.Add a cup of water. Mix well. The batter should be thick.Pour a ladle full of batter on the greased pan or griddle. Spread it a little. Add a few drops of oil on the surface and the edges. Cover the pan. Leave the heat on medium.Flip it when the bottom side becomes golden-brown. Add a few drops of oil on the topside. No need to cover the pan. Remove the pancake and place it on a plate. Make as many as you like.Serve two hot pancakes on a plate with a pickle, tomato sauce, or chutney. Enjoy!
Soak the green gram in water for 8 hours or overnight.
Soak the green gram in water for 8 hours or overnight.
Grind the green gram without adding water to make a little rough batter.
Grind the green gram without adding water to make a little rough batter.
Keep all of your ingredients at the ready.
Keep all of your ingredients at the ready.
Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl as per instructions and combine them.
Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl as per instructions and combine them.
Add a cup of water. Mix well. The batter should be thick.
Add a cup of water. Mix well. The batter should be thick.
Pour a ladle full of batter on the greased pan or griddle. Spread it a little. Add a few drops of oil on the surface and the edges. Cover the pan. Leave the heat on medium.
Pour a ladle full of batter on the greased pan or griddle. Spread it a little. Add a few drops of oil on the surface and the edges. Cover the pan. Leave the heat on medium.
Flip it when the bottom side becomes golden-brown. Add a few drops of oil on the topside. No need to cover the pan.
Flip it when the bottom side becomes golden-brown. Add a few drops of oil on the topside. No need to cover the pan.
Remove the pancake and place it on a plate. Make as many as you like.
Remove the pancake and place it on a plate. Make as many as you like.
Serve two hot pancakes on a plate with a pickle, tomato sauce, or chutney. Enjoy!
Serve two hot pancakes on a plate with a pickle, tomato sauce, or chutney. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 80
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 8 g3%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 112 mg5%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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