Baghali Polo is the famous Persian fava bean, dill, and rice dish. It is a traditional favorite and a popular item on restaurant menus in Persia, known today as Iran. In Persian, Baghali implies fava bean while polo is pilaf, a type of cooked rice.
It is made in boiling water by cooking rice and white, broad beans together. The rice and beans, when cooked, are layered in a pan with dill, and all are baked in an oven until ready. You can add saffron water to the rice, too. This dish is usually served with different kinds of meat.
Iran has a rich gastronomic past, and rice is at the core of Persian cooking culture. Rice was probably introduced from India to Iran during the 6th Century BC rule of Darius the Great. It has become a staple food item for Iranians over time.
About Persian Baghali Polo
In Persian cuisine, rice plays an undeniable role. Go to a Persian restaurant, and you can hardly order a meal with no rice. Although it has historically been the main staple item in northern Iran and bread has been considered the dominant staple in other regions, a rice-based diet is commonly used throughout the country nowadays.
The number of forms of rice and also the methods of cooking it in Iran are amazing. You can find specialist shops (in the northern cities in particular) that sell nothing but rice. In these shops, it is not only the form and price of the rice that matters but also the age of it.
If you want to start learning about the cuisine in Iran, begin by studying the importance of rice in their culture.
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