What is this Myanmar legume flour? It reminded me of Chickpea flour in behavior but was clearly different, it might be Pigeon Pea flour. What is it actually?

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  • Welcome to SA! It might also help if you can show a picture of the flour, or describe why/how you got it.
    – FuzzyChef
    Commented Jun 29, 2021 at 18:20
  • Hello @FuzzyChef I finished all that flour ; I don't recognize how I got it matters to an answerer. Commented Jun 29, 2021 at 18:45
  • I don't know if this is what you've got, but one famous Myanmar dish is "tofu" made from chickpea flour. If this flour looks like chickpea flour, it's a good bet that's what it is.
    – The Photon
    Commented Jun 29, 2021 at 18:51
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    – dbmag9
    Commented Jun 30, 2021 at 8:03
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    Here it's a matter of someone who can read Burmese, as we all don't hopefully someone here can or can ask a relative. Commented Jun 30, 2021 at 8:12

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This appears to be some kind of chickpea flour. According to Google Translate, the Burmese word for chickpea is ကုလားပဲ, which matches the label. Here is a similar product, “roasted chickpea flour”, for label comparison for sale:

Roasted chickpea powder

  • Thanks, what you say feels true for me also because in the Burmese cuisine, it is common to roast and fry legumes, more than in any cuisine I have ever known. Thanks, Commented Jul 2, 2021 at 10:52
  • A similar flour is called sattu or saatu in South Asia.
    – Wodin Tiw
    Commented Jul 9, 2021 at 16:41

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