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Baghali Pulao

Bring home the flavours of Iran, with this popular Iranian dish made of rice, fava beans and dill.
  • 20m

    prep time

  • 30m

    Cook Time

  • 16



  • 3 cups Kohinoor Authentic Royale Basmati Rice.
  • 400 grams Fava Beans
  • ¼ large bunch Fresh Dill
  • 3 cloves minced Garlic
  • 2 tablespoon Yogurt
  • 1 pinch Saffron
  • 3-4 teaspoon Advieh
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Salt and Pepper , to taste
  • 500 grams Lamb Cubes
  • 2 tablespoon Advieh
  • 2 tablespoon seasoning, (salt and black pepper)
  • 3 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 4 tablespoon Yogurt

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  • Prepare the rice the same way you would for white rice. Once you have placed the rice in a strainer, stop and pick up from there.

  • Clean and chop the dill in batches.

  • Sauté fava beans and garlic in some oil for about 5-6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Add saffron water to yogurt as you would for the white rice recipe.

  • Mix a couple of spatulas of rice with yogurt.

  • Marinate the lamb cubes with yogurt, advieh, seasoning, yogurt and garlic paste and keep for 3 hrs.Add enough water to cover the bottom of the pot. This should be a thin layer. Add 3 tbsp. of Canola Oil. Give it a shake so that water and oil mix a little.

  • Layer the bottom of the pot with rice and yogurt mixture.

  • Add a generous amount of dill and then cover with a small layer of rice. Then layer the lamb cubes.

  • Sprinkle 1 tsp of advieh over the rice. On top of it add a generous layer of fava beans.

  • Then add a very generous layer of dill. Very gently with a spoon mix the rice, fava beans, and dill. Continue layering until you are out of both rice and the rest of the ingredients.

  • Layer the rice in the end. Sprinkle a little advieh on top.

  • With the back of your spatula create some holes making sure that you don’t go past the yogurt and rice mix.

  • Cover and cook on high for 10 minutes. Then place a towel over the lid, as shown above, and cook on medium-low for 1 hour.

  • For this type of rice add some butter or oil half way through the cooking process. Just melt 2-3 tablespoons of butter and pour over the rice. You can also add some saffron to the butter. This will not only add a layer of flavor, but it will also give some of the rice a deep yellow color.