Flat beans, also known as helda beans, romano beans, gavar fhali and sem ki phalli (sem beans) in some Indian states is a vegetable and a type of bean with a wide, flat edible pod.
Flat beans are normally cooked and served in their pods, as green beans. These beans are delicious and nutritious. They can be cooked with or without potatoes. Here I am sharing the one without potatoes.
They are easy to cook and requires few spices, but taste super delicious.
Although this dish is very simple yet very healthy and tasty. I had this dish firstly at my in-laws place and then I started making this at home.
Flat beans sabzi is normally served with roti (an Indian bread) or with rice (plain or steamed) and dal. I personally like this dish more with Indian bread i.e. with roti.