Roasted soybean powder is usually used to coat rice cake like in my injeolmi rice cake and gyeongdan recipes. It has a subtle, dry, slightly nutty flavor.



Rosted soybean powder (볶은 콩가루) on the left and raw soybean powder (날 콩가루) on the right. Don’t get them mixed up!

Recipes that use roasted soybean powder (bokkeun konggaru):


  1. 00Marx& has 2 comments

    Maangchi, I bought Choripdong Roasted Grain Powder with Black Bean but I’m not sure how to use it. I thought it was a powdered black bean sauce mix but obviously I was wrong. :) Any suggestions for recipes?

  2. Krynauw Otto Pretoria, South Africa joined 9/13 & has 54 comments

    Hi Maangchi,
    Do you think I can make roasted soybean powder by roasting soybean flour?

  3. manizumikun Canada joined 3/13 & has 1 comment

    Hi Maangchi!

    I got some soy bean flour and it tastes kind of strange… on the package it says “fermented” soy bean flour… is it different from the toasted one? thank you! =D

  4. andyhawkes United States joined 12/12 & has 1 comment


    I made some of the delicious rice cake, but im curious if there are otherways to use roasted soybean powder? I love the nutty taste of it, and really want to use it more


  5. jordanmattes Arlington, WA, USA joined 11/11 & has 14 comments

    Maangchi, the readers might also look for “kinako” which is the Japanese name for an identical product, in the absence of the Korean version. (Even at my local H Mart, Shirakiku kinako is the only one available in this area)

  6. adlais Kuala Lumpur joined 8/11 & has 9 comments

    Hi Maangchi. Can you post a pic of ‘날 콩가루’ please? Did i spell it correctly? Cause the guy at the Korean supermarket didnt understand plain soybean powder. Almost all supermaket that i went that day said they dont have it. Atleast if i wrote down the word they would know what i want. Lol.

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

      Yes, you spelled it right. 날콩가루 is raw soy bean powder. Yes, I will update the photo soon. In the picture of this page, it says, “볶은 콩가루”, pronounced as bokkeun konggaru. Bokkeun :볶은 means “roasted”.

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

      I added a photo of raw soybean powder to this page today.

      • adlais Kuala Lumpur joined 8/11 & has 9 comments

        I think i just bought the wrong powder yesterday. I bought the bokkeun konggaru instead of the nal konggaru. I cant find it here. Goshh. I went to like, 5 korean marts searching for nal konggaru. Maangchi, how about the smell and the smell and the taste of the roasted vs raw soybean powder? I just want to clarify. Thanks Maangchi :-)

  7. jaylivg Houston joined 7/10 & has 107 comments

    Maangchi , is soy bean flour the same with the roasted bean powder ?? i want to try to make the rice cake balls and bought the soy bean flour .. can i use it still ?

  8. nick24 Kentucky joined 8/11 & has 2 comments

    hi! I wanted to make injeolmi but I can’t find roasted soybean powder anywhere! Is it okay if I make injeolmi without roasted soybean powder? are there any alternitives? thanks.

  9. hi, I’m 1/2 korean (mom’s side) and I have an odd question. My mom used to buy this powder that she would turn into a drink. I remember it being white and having to drink it warm. She said it was made from pistachio’s, but i was really young, so I may be remembering wrong. I remember not really liking it, but knew it was suppossed to be good for you. Can you help me? Do you know what this is??

  10. Hi,

    I bought some raw soybean powder today at a supermarket…but I don’t really know what to do with it. I’m trying to eat a healthy and high protein diet so I thought I could just add this powder to my meals and soups. Would this work ok or would it be disgusting?


  11. Guimi says this is not a very good site because i counld not find what i was look for and my child was trying to fing stuff on hear and she and he cannot find it so do something with it or i will say to there school not to use that website…please send back an explantion of school and no work for your people…?

    Signed Guimi Morris

  12. I bought kong garu at Megmart today, but it ended up being the unroasted kind. Yuck! It tastes awful. The package says “nal kong garu. ”

    How do I make sure it’s the roasted kind next time?

    Or should I try roasting the powder myself?

    Thanks :)

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

      oh, no! You must’ve felt frustrated! “nal” in Korean means “raw”. You will have to buy “bokkeun konggaru”(볶은 콩가루)”bokkeun” means roasted in korean. I would return it to the store and bring right one instead of roasting it at home. Why don’t you print out the photo of konggaru on my ingredient section and show them to find it for you?

  13. Hi maangchi,
    i’m korean too so i know alot of the ingredients that you use. i wanted to try making your gyun dan ( the rice cake) and i’d like to know what the korean name for this ingredient is (the roasted soy bean powder) thank you! you’re a wonderful cook!

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