Indian Broad beans are long, flat, and slightly curved, growing up to twenty centimeters in length. The shell is green, smooth, and soft to the touch. Inside the pod, the fiber is moist and contains three to six oval-shaped seeds which can be tan, white-green, or green depending on the variety.
Indian Broad beans contain calcium, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, and iron. They also contain some dietary fiber and vitamin C. They are best suited for cooked applications such as boiling, steaming, and sautéing. They are commonly used in curries and stir-fries and can be cut into bite-sized pieces and used in recipes that call for snap peas or green beans. They can also be shelled and used in recipes that call for lima beans.