Video on "How to Bake" Mung Bean Cookies

Gluten free mung beans cookies

Just a quick video on how to bake mung beans cookies or locally known as Putu Kacang.

And do watch the bloopers video below, for a bit of a laugh...sometimes we need that dose of laughter in our life ...;P
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Eid celebration is just 14 sleeps away. Soon the kitchen will be in hype of activities, preparing food to break fast as well baking the Eid goodies :D

Mung beans cookies are gluten-free, vegan and nut -free cookies. Using only 2 key ingredients {3 if you count water ;P}. But to get that perfect percentage of moisture introduced to the flour-sugar mixture takes practice, patience and experience.... and trail of mess in the kitchen.

When I talked about practice... the 'Bloopers' video showed that making this cookie can be a tricky business, from mixing to even knocking them out of the mould. They are that delicate!
That was my daughter in the video (she was the STAR, as she claimed she has better looking hand than mine!!! LOL) trying her hand to bake the mung bean cookies :D

Putu Kacang/ Mung Beans Cookies
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Mung Bean Cookies/ Putu Kacang
Recipe (yield about 100 pieces)
350g mung bean flour
175g icing sugar (extra for dusting)
  1. Dry fry the mung beans flour until light and has a tinge of yellowness (an indication that the flour is cooked thoroughly). Leave it overnight.
  2. Sieve the icing sugar. 
  3. Add into the mung bean flour and mix thoroughly. 
  4. Fill up a small spray bottle with water. Spray onto the mix and stir gently. 
  5. Continue mixing and spraying until you are able to squeeze and the mixture should hold its shape. 
  6. Dust the mould with some icing sugar. 
  7. Fill up the mould with mung beans mix and start compacting the flour mix with your thumb as hard as you can. 
  8. Do overfill these little moulds, to make sure that they are well compacted and use a serrated knife and level them off afterwards. 
  9. Turn the mould over (the cookies are facing downwards) and gently knock these cookies out of the mould. 
  10. It should hold its shape. If not... return the broken cookies into the bowl and re-spray and mix. Note : Do no add too much water... the end result will be gummy). 
  11. Heat up oven to 100C, place the tray of cookies for 5 minutes, turn off  the oven, and leave the cookies in the oven (until the oven cool off). 
  12. Keep in an air tight container.


  1. They look so beautiful. Will it work with lentil or even pea flour?

    1. Thank you Angie.
      Not too sure how this will fare with lentil or pea flour. We have another version of this using rice flour though :D.

  2. Hi, does it work like almond cookies (like those Macau almond cookies)?
    Thank you.


    1. Hi Mixue
      I have not had the chance to taste Almond cookies, but with the help of Mr Google, the recipes looks almost similar :D. I cant say for sure ... sorry :(

  3. Love the video!!
    I've never had these before, buy I grew up with a deep fried sweet made from mung bean flour that was definitely loved by me and my husband! I'm sure we would have loved these too :)

    1. Thank you Dini :D
      We too, have sweet mung bean patties coat in batter and deep fried... yums :P

  4. These are so neat, Lisa! The photos are great, too! I've never heard of mung bean cookies so I love the sense of discovery I'm getting from this post.

    1. Thank you Dana :D, thats the beauty of internet and food blogging, we learn from each other :D

  5. Really cool. I love the shapes of these cookies. I have heard of mung bean but never used it. I am trying different flours so I will have to give this one a try.

  6. oh!! I was just looking at mung beans at the store, but I didn't know what to do with them! This is great!

    1. Hi Sarah,
      Mung bean flour is a better option to make this cookies. Its a tedious and messy process to grind mung beans to achieve 'flour' texture.

  7. Stunning! I love your photos. I've never had these cookies before, but they look delicious and so delicate!

  8. Wow! never thought about making cooking out of mung bean flour. will try this out.

    1. Thank you Pooja :D. Its popular festive treat in Malaysia

  9. hi,
    can u pls post the recipe for the version that uses rice flour?


    1. Hi Anon
      I am sorry I don't have recipe for the rice flour version :(
      I will definitely put up one when I have tried and tested :D

  10. Hey incredible recipe. I was wondering what do u call this mould and where can I find it. I would love to try these cookies


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