Recipe from Nepal, it is called the Newari pancake. Like pancakes, it is stupidly simple to make and consists only of daal, water, and spices.


  • 100g Moong Daal / Black Daal
  • 75ml Water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp curcuma
  • ginger-garlic paste


Add the daal to into a big bowl, cover with water and let it soak for a few hours or over night, if possible.

Moong daal 1

Once the daal ist soaked, remove the black covers, which will have separated from the seeds. You can do this by repeatedly filling the bowl with water and then emptying it, flushing out the covers with it. It is not needed to remove all covers.

Moong daal 2

Add the seeds into a blender with a bit of water. Don’t add too much to not make the mixture too runny. Add salt, turmeric and the ginger-garlic paste and blend.

Moong daal 3

Heat a pan to medium to high heat, add oil and bake like normal pancakes. Add oil before adding new batter if needed.

This recipe will yield about 4 - 5 bara.

Bara 1


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