Indonesia Eats

Kecipir (Winged Bean)

Winged BeanWinged 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

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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.

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14 thoughts on “Kecipir (Winged Bean)”

  1. My grandma's recipe is to cook kecipir with sambal terasi and dried ebi. Eat it with a hot steamed rice! Oh I'm hungry 😀

  2. I love this vege!But i am not daring enough to tackle it yet. Hhahaa! Whenever i go home, this will be requested, confirm!

  3. @Penny: hopefully you can find them@Tata: Yups seperti yang tertulis di Culinary Uses :))@Lia: Sambal terasi is always good to company@Maameemoomoo: Me too!

  4. Little Corner of Min

    I loved this winged bean. We called it four angle bean. But not sure why I couldn't find this veggie in the US where I live.

  5. My grandma's recipe is to cook kecipir with sambal terasi and dried ebi. Eat it with a hot steamed rice! Oh I'm hungry 😀

  6. I love this vege!

    But i am not daring enough to tackle it yet. Hhahaa! Whenever i go home, this will be requested, confirm!

  7. @Penny: hopefully you can find them

    @Tata: Yups seperti yang tertulis di Culinary Uses :))

    @Lia: Sambal terasi is always good to company

    @Maameemoomoo: Me too!

  8. Little Corner of Mine

    I loved this winged bean. We called it four angle bean. But not sure why I couldn't find this veggie in the US where I live.

  9. hello! we have this in the Philippines and it's called "sigarilyas" it's really sweet when freshly picked and we just blanch it and dip it in fish paste and calamansi (Philippine lime) with hot steaming rice. burp!

  10. hello! we have this in the Philippines and it's called "sigarilyas" it's really sweet when freshly picked and we just blanch it and dip it in fish paste and calamansi (Philippine lime) with hot steaming rice. burp!

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