How to Make Green Gram (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.
- 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
- Wash the green gram then soak them in fresh water for 8–10 hours or overnight.
- Strain the green gram, then grind them to get a little rough paste. There is no need to add additional water while grinding.
- 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.
- Mix well. Add a cup of water. Let the batter be thick.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Enjoy eating these scrumptious green gram pancakes!
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|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||18|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 2 g||3%|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 8 g||3%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 4 g||8%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 112 mg||5%|
|* 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.|