Korean Mung Bean Pancake (Bindaeddeok)

Korean Mung Bean Pancake

Bindaeddeok (Mung bean pancake) is a thick Korean style pancake made from ground mung beans cooked in a frying pan.

Bindaeddeok is also a great source of nutrition for vegetarians. The ingredients may consist of either seafood, meat (usualy beef) or vegetables, depending on your preferences.

How to make Bindaeddeok


  • 400 gm (mung beans)
  • 1 medium onion, thin sliced
  • 1 small carrot, thin julienne
  • 3 green onions, cut in a bias
  • 55 gm beef, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup kimchi, cut into strips (or blanched napa cabbage)
  • 1/4 cup bean sprout, blanched, roughly chopped
  • Salt to taste


  1. Soak the green peas in water for at least 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Rub the mung beans between your hands to remove the skin and rinse again.
  3. Then take the mung beans of the water and put them in a food processor (2:1 pea to water ratio – add more water if you want a smoother mix) with water and grind to fairly fine paste.
  4. In a bowl, mix onion, carrot, green onions, beef, bean sprouts and kimchi.
  5. Add mung bean paste and salt.
  6. In an oiled, pour a ladle of paste to make 3-4 inches in diameter and cook until brown, turn only once.
  7. To serve, lightly dip the finished bindaeddeok into a soy sauce and vinegar mixture with some chili pepper flakes plus chopped green onions! Enjoy!
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  1. shania

    Pancakes from mung beans? Excellent! I’m so pleased to have another meal idea from you..

  2. Sobrina Ibo-Chua

    Hi, are mung beans available in NTUC? Thanks!