Mung Bean Flatbread

Moong Daal ko Roti

Preparation info
  • Makes

    10 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Food and Flavours from Nepal

By Jyoti Pathak

Published 2023

  • About

This crisp, griddle-cooked bread prepared from split yellow mung beans is both filling and nutritious. It is easy to prepare, but it requires some practice to make into perfect round shapes. Nepali cooks usually use their fingers to spread the batter on the griddle.


  • cups split yellow mung beans, without skins (pahelo moong ko daal)
  • 2 fresh mild green chilies, minced to a fine paste


In a large bowl, soak the mung beans for at least 4 hours or overnight. Place the drained beans in a food processor or blender and process, adding up to 1 cup of fresh water to make a semi-thick puree with no grainy bits. (You may have to do this in two batches.) Transfer the puree to a bowl and mix it