Baghali  Polo

Baghali Polo is a flavorful Iranian rice dish that combines the fresh taste of dill with basmati rice, saffron and fava beans. See why it’s a popular Persian side dish!

-- Saffron -- Basmati rice -- Sugar -- Fava beans -- Dried dill -- Cinnamon -- Potatoes -- Dill

This is one of those times its fun to use a mortar and pestle - grind down the saffron threads so it can steep in hot water.

Prepare your rice by first letting it soak, then drain the water.

Peel the fava beans and cook them a couple of minutes. Add the soaked rice and dried dill, cooking until the rice is done.

Add in the saffron water to the rice. Cut the potatoes into thick slices and add to the bottom of the pan, layer in the saffron rice and top it with the regular rice.

Poke holes in the rice and add some water, then allow it to saute/steam the ingredients and let it cook 40 min. 

When done, flip the contents of the pot onto a serving platter. Melt the butter and pour over the rice. Enjoy!

If you’re unable to find fava beans you could substitute lima beans. You’ll probably have the best luck finding fava beans in the frozen section of your local Asian market.


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