|Double beans, dry peas, chana (chick peas)|
The beans in the first bowl (at front) in this stock image is known, in India, as double beans.
In some other countries the beans are known as Christmas lima beans or chestnut lima beans. These are also known by the name butter beans. Whatever the name, when cooked they have a delicious taste.
The double beans is used as an ingredient in a number of dishes. For example, it is used in curry. In pulao (pilau) and other rice preparations like bisi bele bath (a dish made from rice, vegetables, lentils, tomato, beetroot and other), the double beans add excellent taste to the dish.
The first bowl, at the left, (back row) has the dry peas. These are also used in a number of dishes and, like the double beans, add taste to the dish.
The dry peas are usually used in place of fresh peas during off-season. If such peas are available, they would be a better option than the dry peas. Nevertheless, as fresh peas are not available, in India, throughout the year, dry peas fill a gap for an item that adds taste to the dishes.
The second bowl, at the right, (back row) contains a type of legume / lentil known as channa (chick pea), in India. Like the double beans and dry peas, channa will be delicious when cooked.
The chick pea is typically used to make chole / channa masala for batura (a type of puri). The chick pea is also used to make curry to be eaten with dishes like the chapati or Kerala paratha.
The best food to be eaten with chole perhaps is the batura. To say it in one word, the chole-batura combination will be yummy.