Val Papadi is a flat white bean covered in a green pouch-like structure, with a bland and slightly bitter taste. They are served as an accompaniment to a variety of main courses. Toss in butter and freshly ground black pepper or flavoured olive oil. Popularly used in Karnataka in curries and soups.
Wash the Val Papdi thoroughly under warm water. Store chopped pieces in a breathable muslin cloth or a cotton bag and refrigerate them in the vegetable drawer.