Winged Bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) is a member of the legume family, has a pod which in cross-section looks like a rectangle with a fringed extension at each corner. It is a tropical legume that originated in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea and high in protein. Since it grows quickly, it is rapidly becoming a staple in the hot regions where it grows. Also, it is extensively cultivated and consumed in Burma and India.
Other names: Asparagus pea, princess pea, four-angled bean, goa bean, Manila bean, kecipir (Indonesian), chantura payar (Malayalam), đậu rồng (Vietnamese), jaat (Sundanese), kacang botol (Malaysian), sigarillas (Tagalog), srahu avarai (Tamil), and tua phoo (Thai).
Storage: Refrigerate, tightly wrapped in a plastic bag, for 3 days
Culinary Uses: Pecel
(Java style salad with peanut sauce), Karedok (Sunda style salad), Urap
(blanched veggies with spiced grated coconut), Stir Fry, Omelet, blanch and enjoy them with sambal terasi/belachan