Newari Woh Recipe | नेवारी व: बनाउने तारिका | Moong Bara Recipe

With ground moong daal (lentils), you can make batter to make yourself a smooth and fluffy pancake-like Newari Woh! This dish can be enjoyed during parties or as a regular snack at home. In this recipe, I share with you how to make an authentic Newari Woh, aka Bara. These moong daal lentil patties are delicious, with full of protein. I am sure you will also try making woh (bara) at your home, following this recipe.



Moong daal – 1 cup

Garlic cloves – 3

Ginger – 1/4 inch slice

Green chili – 2

Roasted cumin powder – 2 tsp

Cilantro – 1/2 cup

Curry leaves – 6 to 7 leaves

Oil – 1 tsp per each Woh

Water – 1/4 cup

Asafoetida (Hing) – 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

  1. Soak moong daal overnight with water and rinse in the morning.
  2. On a mixture, add overnight soaked moong daal, green chili, curry leaves, ginger slice, garlic, and cilantro. 
  3. Mix and make a fine paste batter. Add little water, in my case I added 1/4 cup. Secret: Make sure the batter is not too thin.
  4. Transfer the batter to a bowl.
  5. Add salt and cumin powder, roasted cumin powder, and asafoetida. Mix it well and set it aside for half an hour. 
  6. Heat an iron cast pan (another secret step) over medium-low heat.
  7. Brush oil the pan. Pour 1/2 cup of batter and flatten with a wet hand to make a patty. Be extra careful while doing so. 
  8. Spread oil over the patty and around.
  9. Cook on each side for about 3 mins. 
  10. Cook in batches. Repeat the above steps for more patties (Woh) aka Bara. 
  11. Serve and enjoy!
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