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Baghali Polo

Baghali polo is a dish of rice mixed with Fava beans and dried dill. beef or lamb shank or chicken tights fried and cooked in unique sauce accompanies Baghali Polo.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Persian
Keyword: Baghali polo
Prep Time: 5 hours
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 319kcal
Cost: $20


  • 3 cups Persian rice or Basmati rice
  • 4 pieces beef shank (lamb shank or chicken tight or breast)
  • 1 cup cleaned fava beans (or lima beans)
  • ½ cup dried dill or 1 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 sliced or diced onion
  • ½ teaspoon saffron
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 25 gr butter
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ tablespoon tomato paste


  • Pour 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a pot and saute the onion.
  • Add turmeric to the onions.
  • Saute the meat with the onions.
  • Add warm water and let the meat cook.
  • Soak and prepare the rice in Polo style.
    You should soak and rinse the rice then pout it into the water and wait until the water boils.
  • Add beans to the rice when the rice is boiling.
  • Rinse the mixture of softened and cooked rice and beans.
  • In a dry pot pour some oil and add any crust you like.
    Lavash bread or potatoes can be sufficient choices.
  • Pout a layer of bean mixed rice and a layer of dill.
    Continue this step.
  • Let the rice cook and start making the meat sauce.
  • In a pan mix the melted butter with saffron and tomato paste.
    If there is any growth left, add it to the sauce. Juicer sauce is more delicious.
  • Strimm the meat in the sauce.
  • Pout the rice into a dish and put the meats on the rice.


Uniqop’s advice

Save some growth for meat’s sauce to make a juicer sauce.
Mix 2 tablespoon polos and one tablespoon brewed (liquid) saffron and use it as a topping.
Adding some fried sliced onions to the sauce or as topping can make Baghali polo more delicious.


Calories: 319kcal