Baghali Polo – Rice with Broad Beans, Dill & Chicken

Baghali Polo – Rice with Broad Beans, Dill & Chicken

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Baghali Polo is a traditional rice dish combining the flavours of the delicate Broad bean with Dill. This recipe includes chicken and becomes a complete meal. Although it can be a little time consuming to remove the outer husks from the bread bean, it is a quick and easy Iranian meal, served with Yoghurt, mixed tomato and cucumber salad and a bowl of Sabzi (fresh herbs). Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook time:1 hour
Yield: serves 8

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Broad Beans – Baghali

Broad Beans – Baghali

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Baghali - Broad Beans

Baghali – Broad Beans

Broad beans or Baghali is commonly used around the world. It is also known as Fava beans.

Baghali can be used fresh, frozen or dried. I prefer to use the frozen beans, and always have a couple of packets in the freezer.

Baghali Polo is a popular Iranian rice dish with dill.

If using the frozen beans, you will need to remove the lighter green out husk as shown in the pictures below. A little time consuming, but is well worth the effort.

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Adas

Adas

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Adas - Green Lentils

Adas – Green Lentils

Adas or more commonly known in the west as Green Lentils is an inexpensive source of protein.

Adas – green lentils – is the main ingredient Continue reading