Patani patani

I couldn’t find it’s English name or its scientific name. Just in case someone asks what patani is after I post the recipe that includes it among the ingredients, I am posting this photo of the patani for reference. They are light green in color and a common ingredient for making fresh vegetable lumpia (spring rolls).

Any information about this vegetable’s English name, scientific name, or what it is called in other countries will be very much welcome.

P.S. According to Pinoycook readers, they are called lima beans. Check out this comment thread.


  1. maris says

    i think the english name is “lima beans”.
    i also add it to pakbet or just plain sauteed.
    it tastes like sweet potato. however, it must be cooked well because otherwise, it could give out some (bad) gas.:)

  2. Rin says

    Hi Connie. This is what I found re patani. Plant originated from Lima, Peru.

    pat´ani’ n. lima beans, kidney beans