Vimaan or Psophocarpus tetra-gonolobus is a winged bean, and one of the newest Asian vegetables coming to market these days. Known for centuries in tropical Asia, this attractive climbing perennial is more or less your total meal with all parts of the plant being edible: the pods, the beans inside, the shoots, the flowers and even the tuber. Across Asian markets you'll find the long flat pods for sale, covered with frilly wings along four edges. Best of all, winged beans are fairly easy to grow and make a flavorful addition to stir-fries and grills.
Latin Name & Planting Guidance
Latin Name: Psophocarpus tetra-gonolobus
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Kannada Name: Shembe kaayi ಶೆಂಬೆಕಾಯಿ
Bengali Name: Charkoni-sem