Food Name: BAGHALI POLO WITH CHICKEN-Shevid Baghali Polow with Morgh- Persian Rice with Fava Beans and Chicken(Persian:باقالی پلو با مرغ )

ِDiscibtion: Baghali Polow (Baghali: fava beans and Polow:Rice) is a Iranian food that as the name suggests, is prepared by fava beans and rice so rich fiber comes even richer. Fiber can lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease and it also prevents or relieve constipation. Rice contains all the amino acids needed for building and maintaining muscle tissue. Dill used in this food gives you the digestive benefits and is known to be a headache remedy and of course with its rich calcium it can bust up your bone health.

Baghali polo is rich in fiber, iron, manganese and magnesium and its calorie counts in one plate or 367 g is bout 1033 and can be a good energy source.


Mainly Served: Throughout Iran.


2 Cups Rice
3 bunch Dill
1 lb (453g) Fava Beans (Baghali)
1 lb (453g) Chicken
1.5 Tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Oil


Mince the dill.
Wash the rice.
Boil 5 cups water.

1- Put the chicken thighs in a pot.
2- Add Turmeric and salt as needed to the pot.
3- Top the pot off with boiling water and simmer for 30 minutes.
4- Pour the Fava beans in a small pot, add boiling water and simmer until the beans are tender. Drain the water and let it cool of for few minutes, peel the skin off of the beans (try not to smash the fava beans).
5- Pour the rice in a large pot. Empty the water of the chicken's pot into this pot.
6- Add the dill and salt to the pot, stir the mixture and let simmer until the water is steamed off.
7- In a large pot, apply oil, lay the chicken thighs across the pot.
8- Pour the rice on top of the chicken thighs than add the Fava beans on top.
9- Cover the pot with a large napkin and put the lid on.
10- Cook for 20 minutes with low heat.